Akmal allegedly rejected fixing approach

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Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal was allegedly offered large sums of cash to under-perform during the 2012 edition of the Hong Kong Sixes tournament at the Kowloon Cricket Club.

Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal was allegedly offered large sums of cash to under-perform during the 2012 edition of the Hong Kong Sixes tournament at the Kowloon Cricket Club.

According to PakPassion.net, the approach came from a Pakistani living in Hong Kong, who had been appointed as team liaison in the absence of the team manager, who had returned home due to the death of a relative.

The unnamed, implicated national reportedly offered Akmal jewellery and cash to purposefully underachieve during the competition, which was won by South Africa.

The right-handed Akmal was named Man of the Series on the back of a successful campaign that brought 201 runs, 37 of which were scored in defeat to the South Africans in the final.

He allegedly told team-mates of the approach immediately, with the reported perpetrator removed from the team management soon thereafter.

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