The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has suspended batsman Umar Akmal with immediate effect, pending an anti-corruption investigation against the right-hander.
“The Pakistan Cricket Board today suspended Umar Akmal with immediate effect…he cannot take part in any cricket-related activity pending the investigation being carried out by PCB’s Anti-Corruption Unit,” said the PCB statement.
“As this is an ongoing investigation, the PCB will not make any further comments,” it added.
The PCB did not reveal the breach of law committed by Akmal.
Akmal’s Pakistan Super League (PSL) team Quetta Gladiators are allowed to get his replacement ahead of the PSL 2020 edition which is beginning on Thursday.
The Gladiators, who are the defending champion, will take on two-time former champions Islamabad United in the opening match.
The 29-year-old, who last played for Pakistan in October 2019, has played 16 Tests, 121 ODIs and 84 T20Is.