Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal on Saturday claimed that he did not report details of corrupt approaches made to him ahead of last year’s Pakistan Super League (PSL) because he thought the information would not remain confidential.

“I opted against reporting the matter to the PCB’s Anti-Corruption Unit as I was concerned the information would be leaked out and not remain confidential,” he told reporters in Lahore.

Akmal’s 18-month ban was reduced by six months by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) on Friday, making him eligible to return to representative cricket as the PCB had originally suspended him on February 20 last year. According to the PCB, Akmal has to pay a fine of PKR 4.25 million and participate in a rehabilitation programme under the board’s anti-corruption code.

Akmal also claimed he had gone to meet the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board to inform him about the…

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