Pakistan cricketer Umar Akmal on Sunday claimed that he had received an offer to spot-fix during International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup 2015, India vs Pakistan game.
Speaking to Samaa TV, Akmal said, “I had got an offer during the World Cup to leave alone two balls and they were willing to pay me $200,000 for that. It was our first match against India in the 2015 World Cup.”
Umar Akmal claims he was offered $200,000 during World Cup to leave two deliveries, tells @Shoaib_Jatt that he was also offered money to skip games against India. I wonder if Akmal had ever reported these approaches, if not then this statement will get him in more troubles. pic.twitter.com/inIQLN5Np4
— Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) June 24, 2018
In his shocking claims, Akmal also said it was nothing new as he had received similar offers before. “Similar offers have been made in the past as well. In the matches with India I’ve been told to make some excuse and opt out of the game for which I’d be paid but I have told those people that I am committed to Pakistan and to not approach me ever with such offers,” Akmal continued.
India had thrashed Pakistan by 76 runs Adelaide and current Indian skipper Virat Kohli (107) was the top scorer in the ICC World Cup 2015 clash between India and Pakistan.
However, both Pakistan and India were knocked out from the tournament after defeat by the ‘mighty’ Australians in the quarterfinal and semifinal, respectively, and the Aussie team had ended up winning the World Cup.
Umar Akmal had played his last One Day International match for Pakistan in January against Australia.