ICC questions Umar Akmal over fixing claims

August 2, 2018





The International Cricket Council questioned Pakistani cricketer Umar Akmal regarding his claims of being approached to fix matches.

The interview was conducted via Skype. The body's anti-corruption unit asked how the fixing offers were made.

The ICC body asked Akmal why he did not inform them about the fixing offers being made to him.

The ICC has also asked for the unedited clip of Akmal's interview to SAMAA TV.

Akmal, during an interview to SAMAA TV in June, said he had been offered money to fix matches whenever Pakistan has played against India.

"They offered me $0.2 million to leave two balls in the cricket World Cup," he said earlier. "An offer was also made in the 2015 edition of the tournament as well."

The batsman went on to say that he has been made offers to fix matches whenever he steps on to the field against India.

"They come up to me and tell me that they will pay me if I miss or opt out of a game," he said.

"I told them that I am very dedicated to Pakistan and that they should not talk about such things with me," Akmal said.

He claimed that he had repeatedly informed the Pakistan Cricket Board about the offers being made to him.