Pakistani Cricketer Umer Akmal faces big trouble as PCB unveils strong evidence against him

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Pakistani Cricketer Umer Akmal faces big trouble as PCB unveils strong evidence against him

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani Cricketer Umer Akmal faces big trouble as Pakistan Cricket Board unveils strong evidence against him.

Cricketer Umar Akmal on Friday admitted to meeting a bookie and failing to inform the Pakistan Cricket Board of the matter, sources told *Geo News*.

Akmal was suspended by the PCB on Thursday from cricket-related activities for violating an anti-corruption code.

According to sources familiar with the matter, Akmal admitted to the meeting after strong evidence in this regard was presented to him by the anti-corruption unit of the PCB.

On Thursday night, *Geo News* had reported that the board intercepted a phone call Umar had made to bookies.

Senior sports journalist Abdul Majid Bhatti, while speaking to anchor Shahzeb Khanzada, said that sources in the PCB had confirmed that the cricketing body possessed the record of an intercepted phone call between Akmal and bookmakers.