The Pakistan Cricket Board’s Anti-Corruption Unit has summoned Umar Akmal after Al Jazeera’s match fixing documentary.
In the documentary, Al Jazeera showed pictures of Akmal meeting with Aneel Munawar’s associates and looking into a bag given to him by them.
PCB’s Chief Operating Officer Subhan Ahmed while talking to media on Wednesday revealed that Akmal would appear before the ACU after his domestic cricketing commitments.
Subhan said that the PCB has a “zero tolerance policy” on corruption. “We have assured the ICC that our anti-corruption unit will thoroughly investigate the allegations leveled at our national cricketer.”
Munawar, an alleged match-fixer on ICC’s radar, is said to have been involved in 26 instances of match-fixing in 15 international fixtures during 2011-12. He is also said to be part of the D-Company, an organised-crime syndicate run by Dawood Ibrahim.
Top cricketers from England, Pakistan, and Australia have found to be involved in a spot-fixing scandal, according to Al Jazeera Investigative Unit.
At least 15 international matches have been found to be fixed. Spox-fixes affect a small part of the game and not the overall result.
The Qatar-based news channel said it had evidence involving "two dozen fixes in 15 international matches".