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PCB summons Akmal over fixing approach claim

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Umar Akmal

Lahore, June 25: The Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has summoned Umar Akmal on Wednesday after the batsman claimed in a TV interview that he was approached to fix matches, especially the contest against arch-rivals India in the 2015 ICC World Cup.

Akmal even went on to claim that he got spot-fixing offers every single time Pakistan played India, which has majorly been in ICC tournaments or the Asia Cup.

Besides the matches against India, Akmal revealed that he was also approached to fix matches in the Hong Kong Super Sixes, Pakistan’s series against South Africa in the United Arab Emirates. Akmal reportedly said he was made the offer in the 2015 ICC World Cup in Australia and New Zealand — a tournament in which Pakistan went till the quarterfinal stage. Pakistan and India were in Group B and played their only contest at the Adelaide Oval where India maintained their unbeaten run against Pakistan in World Cup history, winning by 76 runs. IANS