Umar Akmal leaves National T20 Cup to play league cricket in California

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Umar Akmal, a Pakistani cricketer, has withdrawn from the National T20 Cup 2021 in order to play league cricket in the United States.

He has inked a contract with the Northern Cricket California Association, according to sources. Before deciding to move to California, he scored 0 14, 7, 16, and 29 for Central Punjab in the National T20 Cup.

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“There are a few others who were banned with more serious crimes but given unparalleled support to make a comeback,” a family member added. Umar was never treated fairly by the system. There were obvious sacrifices made in order to choose a few players with low fitness, but the bar was raised for him to ensure that he was kept out,”

Umar Akmal has been the subject of controversy numerous times throughout his career, but he was given an 18-month suspension for violating the PCB’s anti-corruption policy, which was eventually reduced to six months following a decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).

In February 2021, ahead of the PSL, the PCB charged Umar with two breaches of Article 2.4.4 of its Anti-Corruption Code in two separate events.
He is the cousin of Babar Azam, the current captain of the Pakistan cricket team. He last played for Pakistan in October and has appeared in 16 Tests, 121 One-Day Internationals, and 84 Twenty-20 Internationals, scoring 1,003, 3,194, and 1,690 runs in total.

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