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Umar Akmal said : “I am thankful to the judge for listening to my lawyers properly,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, July 30, 2020 11:51:00 AM EAT

Umar Akmal told : “For now I am not satisfied and will consult my lawyers and family how to take this ahead. There have been many cricketers before me who have committed corruption but none of them were given a punishment as severe as mine. Just look at what they got and what I got. I will appeal once more to get my sentence reduced further,” External link

dailytimesPK Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Umar Akmal said : “I’m not satisfied with the decision because other players, who committed a similar offence, were banned for a lesser period. I will consult my legal team before challenging this decision on another forum,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:26:00 PM EAT

Umar Akmal said : “I am happy with the outcome of the appeal and I will appeal after consulting my lawyers,” External link

app-en Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:59:00 PM EAT

Umar Akmal told : "I am not happy with the year-and-a-half suspension and I will appeal after consulting my lawyers," External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, July 29, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Umar Akmal told : "I am still not satisfied because other players got less punishment on the same charge," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, July 29, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Umar Akmal said : "I will consult my lawyers and then try to get it reduced further," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, July 29, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Umar Akmal said : “I want to ask forgiveness of all fans who have been hurt by my conduct,” External link

dailytimesPK Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Umar Akmal said : "I want to ask forgiveness of all fans who have been hurt by my conduct," External link

business-standard Wednesday, May 13, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

Umar Akmal said : "I want to ask forgiveness of all fans who have been hurt by my conduct," External link

irishsun Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:01:00 AM EAT

Umar Akmal said : "I want to ask forgiveness of all fans who have been hurt by my conduct," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, May 13, 2020 6:37:00 AM EAT

Umar Akmal said : "I want to ask forgiveness of all fans who have been hurt by my conduct," External link

afp-en Wednesday, May 13, 2020 6:24:00 AM EAT

Umar Akmal said : “I was approached by bookmakers during the 2015 World Cup to leave two balls for $200,000. That offer was just one of many he had been approached with over the years,” External link

dailytimesPK Monday, April 27, 2020 11:30:00 PM EAT

Umar Akmal said : “I had got an offer during the World Cup to leave two balls alone and they were willing to pay me $200,000 for that,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Monday, April 27, 2020 5:25:00 PM EAT

Umar Akmal added : “My complete focus is on the PSL. I want to move ahead of all the controversies,” External link

tribune Monday, February 17, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Umar Akmal said ( about Umar Akmal ) : “I have changed myself a lot. My family has a big role to play in this. I have not appeared in headlines or social media for the past three to four years. I am trying to focus on my training and cricket now. That is why my focus has shifted from other irrelevant things,” “You can say that you will see a new Umar Akmal the next time my fans see me. I am trying very hard to curtail my off field activities. I plan on giving more time to my cricket and training” External link

tribune Tuesday, February 11, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Umar Akmal said ( about Ahmad Shehzad ) : “I am usually associated and compared with Ahmed Shehzad, which is not right. We have different goals and identities. We have different roles and should be criticised or praised in our individual capacities,” External link

tribune Wednesday, November 13, 2019 5:59:00 PM EAT

Umar Akmal said : “I am not thinking about the past. I want to forget whatever has happened. My concentration is solely on the upcoming matches,” External link

tribune Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:20:00 PM EAT

Umar Akmal said : “I have not received enough chances. Now the new system is in place, my best wishes are with them (PCB). I am hopeful they will now give me a chance. I will deliver my skill work for Pakistan,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Monday, September 2, 2019 6:26:00 PM EAT

Umar Akmal said : “I have not received enough chances. Now the new system is in place, my best wishes are with them [PCB]. I am hopeful they will now give me a chance. I will deliver my skill work for Pakistan,” External link

tribune Sunday, September 1, 2019 11:36:00 AM EAT

Umar Akmal said : “I have been following the plan given to me by Mickey and Flower,” “I’m looking forward to what the future holds for me rather than thinking about my past” External link

tribune Wednesday, April 3, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Umar Akmal said : “Mickey told me that you are a good player but you need to finish the job rather than leaving it for others. Flower has also worked a lot on improving my batting skills” External link

tribune Wednesday, April 3, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Umar Akmal told : "Mickey Arthur used first poor language and then abused me. Inzamam bhai and Mushtaq bhai (Ahmed) are both witness to this incident at the NCA. When I reached there first Grant (batting coach) and then our physio, Grant Luden refused to accommodate me saying they were only working with the centrally contracted players. I then went to Mickey and he told he was instructed only to work with the contracted players," External link

ibtimes-in Friday, October 27, 2017 9:41:00 PM EAT



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Mickey Arthur told ( about Umar Akmal ) : “It’s definitely too late for him [Umar Akmal] now. It’s sad because he is a likeable enough bloke but what he needed was a real firm hand at the start of his career to guide him properly,” External link

expressindia Friday, November 20, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Salman Naseer said ( about Umar Akmal ) : "It was a difficult decision for us to challenge the independent adjudicator's decision but after going through the final report we had some concerns and we felt the punishment was not enough as there are two charges of violating the anti-corruption code against Umar," External link

news18 Friday, August 21, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Salman Naseer said ( about Umar Akmal ) : “It was a difficult decision for us to challenge the independent adjudicator’s decision but after going through the final report we had some concerns and we felt the punishment was not enough as there are two charges of violating the anti-corruption code against Umar,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, August 20, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Kamran Akmal said ( about Umar Akmal ) : "Umar is being treated unjustly because in the past he has always cooperated with the authorities and this time also he admitted the mistake of not reporting the matter to the authorities. Even the reduced 18 months ban is hard on him," External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, August 13, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Kamran Akmal said ( about Umar Akmal ) : "I am definitely surprised by the punishment given to Umar. A three-year ban is very harsh. He will definitely approach every available forum to appeal against this ban. Other players in the past have got short bans for similar offenses. It's a harsh punishment," External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, August 13, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Shoaib Akhtar said ( about Umar Akmal ) : “Umar Akmal can be banned for not reporting an approach but the legal department could not see that the PCB itself was making agreements that allowed a third party to make PSL matches available for gambling,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Wednesday, June 3, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Zulqarnain Haider said ( about Umar Akmal ) : “I remember telling him to just do his job and carry the drinks. But later he (Umar) and some others directly threatened me and kept on badgering me so much that I came under psychological pressure and fear and flew to London without informing anyone,” External link

india Sunday, May 3, 2020 1:44:00 PM EAT

Najam Sethi said ( about Umar Akmal ) : “We had warned Akmal about this and even banned him earlier which is why I think the three-year ban is fair. He always played for himself and not the team,” External link

app-en Thursday, April 30, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Akash Chopra said ( about Umar Akmal ) : “Umar Akmal had a lot of promise and talent. His temperament was sometimes questionable, but that is the case with most Pakistan batsmen and he was no different,” “It might have been an excuse in the earlier era that cricketers didn’t knew the protocols with regards to reporting a fixing approach. But nowadays, every player is taught about these things from the beginning of their career and you know that if someone has approached you with a suspicious offer, then immediately you have to inform. If you fail in doing that, then there is always a doubt that you might have accepted that offer or might be considering it” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Junaid Khan said ( about Umar Akmal ) : “I am saddened to hear the remarks Umar Akmal made on television, saying ‘I ran away from the team’. I have not run away,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Tafazzul Rizvi said ( about Umar Akmal ) : “His reply was confused, he neither accepted his position nor denied it. He did admit the questionable incidents yet was offering frivolous justifications for non-reporting. When you admit violation, you leave yourself to the mercy of the tribunal. There is no general exception in the anti-corruption code that you report on your wish or convenience. You either report or do not report. The honourable judge asked Akmal on a clear note if he accepts his indiscretions, but he insisted on justifying his failures,” External link

dailytimesPK Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:13:00 PM EAT

Ramiz Raja wrote ( about Umar Akmal ) : “So, Umar Akmal officially makes it to the list of idiots! Banned for 3 years. What a waste of talent! It’s high time that Pakistan moved towards passing a legislative law against match-fixing. Behind bars is where such jack asses belong! Otherwise brave for more,” External link

dailytimesPK Tuesday, April 28, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

Tafazzul Rizvi said ( about Umar Akmal ) : "Umar admitted to the charges but tried to justify himself and the judge also gave him a chance several times to review his position which he didn't," External link

news18 Tuesday, April 28, 2020 12:07:00 PM EAT

Akash Chopra said ( about Umar Akmal ) : “Umar Akmal had a lot of promise and talent. His temperament was sometimes questionable, but that is the case with most Pakistan batsmen and he was no different,” “It might have been an excuse in the earlier era that cricketers didn’t knew the protocols with regards to reporting a fixing approach. But nowadays, every player is taught about these things from the beginning of their career and you know that if someone has approached you with a suspicious offer, then immediately you have to inform. If you fail in doing that, then there is always a doubt that you might have accepted that offer or might be considering it” External link

tribune Tuesday, April 28, 2020 10:46:00 AM EAT

Tafazzul Rizvi said ( about Umar Akmal ) : "Umar admitted to the charges but tried to justify himself and the judge also gave him a chance several times to review his position which he didn't," External link

firstpost Tuesday, April 28, 2020 6:46:00 AM EAT

Tafazzul Rizvi said ( about Umar Akmal ) : "Umar admitted to the charges but tried to justify himself and the judge also gave him a chance several times to review his position which he didn't," External link

business-standard Monday, April 27, 2020 9:26:00 PM EAT

Rashid Latif said ( about Umar Akmal ) : “The decision to punish Umar Akmal by the PCB is absolutely right. I personally believe that he should have been banned for life. The punishment was supposed to happen since Umar Akmal violated the anti-corruption code. He has been punished according to the rules,” External link

tribune Monday, April 27, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

Ramiz Raja said ( about Umar Akmal ) : “So Umar Akmal officially makes it to the list of idiots! Banned for 3 years. What a waste of a talent! It’s high time that Pakistan moved towards passing a legislative law against match fixing. Behind bars is where such jack a**es belong! Otherwise brave for more!!” External link

tribune Monday, April 27, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Mickey Arthur told ( about Umar Akmal ) : "It's definitely too late for him (Umar Akmal) now. It's sad because he is a likeable enough bloke but what he needed was a real firm hand at the start of his career to guide him properly," External link

khaleejtimes Monday, April 20, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Mickey Arthur told ( about Umar Akmal ) : “It’s definitely too late for him [Umar Akmal] now. It’s sad because he is a likeable enough bloke but what he needed was a real firm hand at the start of his career to guide him properly,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 20, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Mickey Arthur said ( about Umar Akmal ) : “It’s definitely too late for him (Umar Akmal) now,” “It’s sad because he is a likeable enough bloke but what he needed was a real firm hand at the start of his career to guide him properly. I don’t think he got the right messages earlier in his career because if he had, he wouldn’t have gone down the route he has chosen to. He was frustrating to work with. He has all the talent in the world but has wasted it and, unfortunately, he will now go down in history as one Pakistan player who has underachieved,” External link

dailytimesPK Sunday, April 19, 2020 5:06:00 AM EAT

Mickey Arthur said ( about Umar Akmal ) : "It’s definitely too late for him [Umar Akmal] now," "It’s sad because he is a likeable enough bloke but what he needed was a real firm hand at the start of his career to guide him properly. I don’t think he got the right messages earlier in his career because if he had, he wouldn’t have gone down the route he has chosen to. He was frustrating to work with" External link

tribune Saturday, April 18, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Tanvir Ahmed said ( about Umar Akmal ) : “When he [Umar Akmal] is not performing and keeps coming back to the side, it seems to me that his contacts are the only reason. What are the chairman of the PCB and other officials doing in this regard? Why is no one asking selectors why he keeps coming back despite all his controversies. PCB chairmen keep changing but Umar Akmal keeps coming back. Nobody is asking why he keeps coming back after so many chances. I can guarantee that if he gets banned for six months, he will be back as soon as his ban is over. Umar Akmal should not be allowed to come back into the side under any circumstances,” External link

tribune Friday, April 3, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Umar Akmal said ( about Umar Akmal ) : “I have changed myself a lot. My family has a big role to play in this. I have not appeared in headlines or social media for the past three to four years. I am trying to focus on my training and cricket now. That is why my focus has shifted from other irrelevant things,” “You can say that you will see a new Umar Akmal the next time my fans see me. I am trying very hard to curtail my off field activities. I plan on giving more time to my cricket and training” External link

tribune Tuesday, February 11, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Wasim Khan said ( about Umar Akmal ) : "I am glad that Umar has realised his mistake and has accepted and apologised for his actions, which were clearly unprofessional and in no way can be ignored or overlooked. " External link

firstpost Monday, April 1, 2019 9:47:00 PM EAT

Sarfraz Ahmed said ( about Umar Akmal ) : “Overall it was a team performance,” “We bowled well to restrict them to 155-4 and then Umar played a brilliant knock, so I am very happy at that” External link

dailytimesPK Saturday, February 16, 2019 10:56:00 PM EAT

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Umar Akmal said : “I am thankful to the judge for listening to my lawyers properly,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, July 30, 2020 11:51:00 AM EAT

Umar Akmal told : “For now I am not satisfied and will consult my lawyers and family how to take this ahead. There have been many cricketers before me who have committed corruption but none of them were given a punishment as severe as mine. Just look at what they got and what I got. I will appeal once more to get my sentence reduced further,” External link

dailytimesPK Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Umar Akmal said : “I’m not satisfied with the decision because other players, who committed a similar offence, were banned for a lesser period. I will consult my legal team before challenging this decision on another forum,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:26:00 PM EAT

Umar Akmal said : “I am happy with the outcome of the appeal and I will appeal after consulting my lawyers,” External link

app-en Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:59:00 PM EAT

Umar Akmal told : "I am not happy with the year-and-a-half suspension and I will appeal after consulting my lawyers," External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, July 29, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Umar Akmal told : "I am still not satisfied because other players got less punishment on the same charge," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, July 29, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Umar Akmal said : "I will consult my lawyers and then try to get it reduced further," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, July 29, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Umar Akmal said : “I want to ask forgiveness of all fans who have been hurt by my conduct,” External link

dailytimesPK Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Umar Akmal said : "I want to ask forgiveness of all fans who have been hurt by my conduct," External link

business-standard Wednesday, May 13, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

Umar Akmal said : "I want to ask forgiveness of all fans who have been hurt by my conduct," External link

irishsun Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:01:00 AM EAT

Umar Akmal said : "I want to ask forgiveness of all fans who have been hurt by my conduct," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, May 13, 2020 6:37:00 AM EAT

Umar Akmal said : "I want to ask forgiveness of all fans who have been hurt by my conduct," External link

afp-en Wednesday, May 13, 2020 6:24:00 AM EAT

Umar Akmal said : “I was approached by bookmakers during the 2015 World Cup to leave two balls for $200,000. That offer was just one of many he had been approached with over the years,” External link

dailytimesPK Monday, April 27, 2020 11:30:00 PM EAT

Umar Akmal said : “I had got an offer during the World Cup to leave two balls alone and they were willing to pay me $200,000 for that,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Monday, April 27, 2020 5:25:00 PM EAT

Umar Akmal added : “My complete focus is on the PSL. I want to move ahead of all the controversies,” External link

tribune Monday, February 17, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Umar Akmal said ( about Umar Akmal ) : “I have changed myself a lot. My family has a big role to play in this. I have not appeared in headlines or social media for the past three to four years. I am trying to focus on my training and cricket now. That is why my focus has shifted from other irrelevant things,” “You can say that you will see a new Umar Akmal the next time my fans see me. I am trying very hard to curtail my off field activities. I plan on giving more time to my cricket and training” External link

tribune Tuesday, February 11, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Umar Akmal said ( about Ahmad Shehzad ) : “I am usually associated and compared with Ahmed Shehzad, which is not right. We have different goals and identities. We have different roles and should be criticised or praised in our individual capacities,” External link

tribune Wednesday, November 13, 2019 5:59:00 PM EAT

Umar Akmal said : “I am not thinking about the past. I want to forget whatever has happened. My concentration is solely on the upcoming matches,” External link

tribune Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:20:00 PM EAT

Umar Akmal said : “I have not received enough chances. Now the new system is in place, my best wishes are with them (PCB). I am hopeful they will now give me a chance. I will deliver my skill work for Pakistan,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Monday, September 2, 2019 6:26:00 PM EAT

Umar Akmal said : “I have not received enough chances. Now the new system is in place, my best wishes are with them [PCB]. I am hopeful they will now give me a chance. I will deliver my skill work for Pakistan,” External link

tribune Sunday, September 1, 2019 11:36:00 AM EAT

Umar Akmal said : “I have been following the plan given to me by Mickey and Flower,” “I’m looking forward to what the future holds for me rather than thinking about my past” External link

tribune Wednesday, April 3, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Umar Akmal said : “Mickey told me that you are a good player but you need to finish the job rather than leaving it for others. Flower has also worked a lot on improving my batting skills” External link

tribune Wednesday, April 3, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Umar Akmal told : "Mickey Arthur used first poor language and then abused me. Inzamam bhai and Mushtaq bhai (Ahmed) are both witness to this incident at the NCA. When I reached there first Grant (batting coach) and then our physio, Grant Luden refused to accommodate me saying they were only working with the centrally contracted players. I then went to Mickey and he told he was instructed only to work with the contracted players," External link

ibtimes-in Friday, October 27, 2017 9:41:00 PM EAT



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teammate2.99%EN02/02/201702/02/2017
star11.94%EN12/18/201618/12/2016
cooper4.48%EN08/05/201605/08/2016
player4.48%EN08/30/201330/08/2013
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Umar AkmalEN99.78%
Umar UkmalEN0.22%


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Mickey Arthur told ( about Umar Akmal ) : “It’s definitely too late for him [Umar Akmal] now. It’s sad because he is a likeable enough bloke but what he needed was a real firm hand at the start of his career to guide him properly,” External link

expressindia Friday, November 20, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Salman Naseer said ( about Umar Akmal ) : "It was a difficult decision for us to challenge the independent adjudicator's decision but after going through the final report we had some concerns and we felt the punishment was not enough as there are two charges of violating the anti-corruption code against Umar," External link

news18 Friday, August 21, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Salman Naseer said ( about Umar Akmal ) : “It was a difficult decision for us to challenge the independent adjudicator’s decision but after going through the final report we had some concerns and we felt the punishment was not enough as there are two charges of violating the anti-corruption code against Umar,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, August 20, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Kamran Akmal said ( about Umar Akmal ) : "Umar is being treated unjustly because in the past he has always cooperated with the authorities and this time also he admitted the mistake of not reporting the matter to the authorities. Even the reduced 18 months ban is hard on him," External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, August 13, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Kamran Akmal said ( about Umar Akmal ) : "I am definitely surprised by the punishment given to Umar. A three-year ban is very harsh. He will definitely approach every available forum to appeal against this ban. Other players in the past have got short bans for similar offenses. It's a harsh punishment," External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, August 13, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Shoaib Akhtar said ( about Umar Akmal ) : “Umar Akmal can be banned for not reporting an approach but the legal department could not see that the PCB itself was making agreements that allowed a third party to make PSL matches available for gambling,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Wednesday, June 3, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Zulqarnain Haider said ( about Umar Akmal ) : “I remember telling him to just do his job and carry the drinks. But later he (Umar) and some others directly threatened me and kept on badgering me so much that I came under psychological pressure and fear and flew to London without informing anyone,” External link

india Sunday, May 3, 2020 1:44:00 PM EAT

Najam Sethi said ( about Umar Akmal ) : “We had warned Akmal about this and even banned him earlier which is why I think the three-year ban is fair. He always played for himself and not the team,” External link

app-en Thursday, April 30, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Akash Chopra said ( about Umar Akmal ) : “Umar Akmal had a lot of promise and talent. His temperament was sometimes questionable, but that is the case with most Pakistan batsmen and he was no different,” “It might have been an excuse in the earlier era that cricketers didn’t knew the protocols with regards to reporting a fixing approach. But nowadays, every player is taught about these things from the beginning of their career and you know that if someone has approached you with a suspicious offer, then immediately you have to inform. If you fail in doing that, then there is always a doubt that you might have accepted that offer or might be considering it” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Junaid Khan said ( about Umar Akmal ) : “I am saddened to hear the remarks Umar Akmal made on television, saying ‘I ran away from the team’. I have not run away,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Tafazzul Rizvi said ( about Umar Akmal ) : “His reply was confused, he neither accepted his position nor denied it. He did admit the questionable incidents yet was offering frivolous justifications for non-reporting. When you admit violation, you leave yourself to the mercy of the tribunal. There is no general exception in the anti-corruption code that you report on your wish or convenience. You either report or do not report. The honourable judge asked Akmal on a clear note if he accepts his indiscretions, but he insisted on justifying his failures,” External link

dailytimesPK Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:13:00 PM EAT

Ramiz Raja wrote ( about Umar Akmal ) : “So, Umar Akmal officially makes it to the list of idiots! Banned for 3 years. What a waste of talent! It’s high time that Pakistan moved towards passing a legislative law against match-fixing. Behind bars is where such jack asses belong! Otherwise brave for more,” External link

dailytimesPK Tuesday, April 28, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

Tafazzul Rizvi said ( about Umar Akmal ) : "Umar admitted to the charges but tried to justify himself and the judge also gave him a chance several times to review his position which he didn't," External link

news18 Tuesday, April 28, 2020 12:07:00 PM EAT

Akash Chopra said ( about Umar Akmal ) : “Umar Akmal had a lot of promise and talent. His temperament was sometimes questionable, but that is the case with most Pakistan batsmen and he was no different,” “It might have been an excuse in the earlier era that cricketers didn’t knew the protocols with regards to reporting a fixing approach. But nowadays, every player is taught about these things from the beginning of their career and you know that if someone has approached you with a suspicious offer, then immediately you have to inform. If you fail in doing that, then there is always a doubt that you might have accepted that offer or might be considering it” External link

tribune Tuesday, April 28, 2020 10:46:00 AM EAT

Tafazzul Rizvi said ( about Umar Akmal ) : "Umar admitted to the charges but tried to justify himself and the judge also gave him a chance several times to review his position which he didn't," External link

firstpost Tuesday, April 28, 2020 6:46:00 AM EAT

Tafazzul Rizvi said ( about Umar Akmal ) : "Umar admitted to the charges but tried to justify himself and the judge also gave him a chance several times to review his position which he didn't," External link

business-standard Monday, April 27, 2020 9:26:00 PM EAT

Rashid Latif said ( about Umar Akmal ) : “The decision to punish Umar Akmal by the PCB is absolutely right. I personally believe that he should have been banned for life. The punishment was supposed to happen since Umar Akmal violated the anti-corruption code. He has been punished according to the rules,” External link

tribune Monday, April 27, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

Ramiz Raja said ( about Umar Akmal ) : “So Umar Akmal officially makes it to the list of idiots! Banned for 3 years. What a waste of a talent! It’s high time that Pakistan moved towards passing a legislative law against match fixing. Behind bars is where such jack a**es belong! Otherwise brave for more!!” External link

tribune Monday, April 27, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Mickey Arthur told ( about Umar Akmal ) : "It's definitely too late for him (Umar Akmal) now. It's sad because he is a likeable enough bloke but what he needed was a real firm hand at the start of his career to guide him properly," External link

khaleejtimes Monday, April 20, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Mickey Arthur told ( about Umar Akmal ) : “It’s definitely too late for him [Umar Akmal] now. It’s sad because he is a likeable enough bloke but what he needed was a real firm hand at the start of his career to guide him properly,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 20, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Mickey Arthur said ( about Umar Akmal ) : “It’s definitely too late for him (Umar Akmal) now,” “It’s sad because he is a likeable enough bloke but what he needed was a real firm hand at the start of his career to guide him properly. I don’t think he got the right messages earlier in his career because if he had, he wouldn’t have gone down the route he has chosen to. He was frustrating to work with. He has all the talent in the world but has wasted it and, unfortunately, he will now go down in history as one Pakistan player who has underachieved,” External link

dailytimesPK Sunday, April 19, 2020 5:06:00 AM EAT

Mickey Arthur said ( about Umar Akmal ) : "It’s definitely too late for him [Umar Akmal] now," "It’s sad because he is a likeable enough bloke but what he needed was a real firm hand at the start of his career to guide him properly. I don’t think he got the right messages earlier in his career because if he had, he wouldn’t have gone down the route he has chosen to. He was frustrating to work with" External link

tribune Saturday, April 18, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Tanvir Ahmed said ( about Umar Akmal ) : “When he [Umar Akmal] is not performing and keeps coming back to the side, it seems to me that his contacts are the only reason. What are the chairman of the PCB and other officials doing in this regard? Why is no one asking selectors why he keeps coming back despite all his controversies. PCB chairmen keep changing but Umar Akmal keeps coming back. Nobody is asking why he keeps coming back after so many chances. I can guarantee that if he gets banned for six months, he will be back as soon as his ban is over. Umar Akmal should not be allowed to come back into the side under any circumstances,” External link

tribune Friday, April 3, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Umar Akmal said ( about Umar Akmal ) : “I have changed myself a lot. My family has a big role to play in this. I have not appeared in headlines or social media for the past three to four years. I am trying to focus on my training and cricket now. That is why my focus has shifted from other irrelevant things,” “You can say that you will see a new Umar Akmal the next time my fans see me. I am trying very hard to curtail my off field activities. I plan on giving more time to my cricket and training” External link

tribune Tuesday, February 11, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Wasim Khan said ( about Umar Akmal ) : "I am glad that Umar has realised his mistake and has accepted and apologised for his actions, which were clearly unprofessional and in no way can be ignored or overlooked. " External link

firstpost Monday, April 1, 2019 9:47:00 PM EAT

Sarfraz Ahmed said ( about Umar Akmal ) : “Overall it was a team performance,” “We bowled well to restrict them to 155-4 and then Umar played a brilliant knock, so I am very happy at that” External link

dailytimesPK Saturday, February 16, 2019 10:56:00 PM EAT