Batsman Umar Akmal was handed a three-year ban by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday (April 27) after he didn’t report corrupt approaches, prompting Raja and Zimbabwean cricketer-turned-commentator Mpumelelo Mbangwa to have a dialogue on match-fixing on social media.

“This war seems to be being won by the bad guys, Rambo? He’s (Akmal) quite high profile, isn’t he? Do you think jail time would win the war?” Mbangwa tweeted.

In reply, Raja stated all stakeholders of the sport should come collectively to eradicate match fixing.

“Jail time could be a useful deterrent Pommie, possibly the last resort!! It’s like fighting covid 19, all will have to pitch in to save the cricket world: Fans, Boards, stake holders,law enforcement agencies, You & I,” Raja tweeted.

Umar Akmal banned for 3 years from all types of cricket

Raja had additionally expressed his displeasure after Akmal was discovered responsible, saying it was such a waste of expertise.

“So Umar Akmal officially makes it to the list of idiots! Banned for 3 years. What a waste of a talent! It’s high time that Pakistan moved towards passing a legislative law against match fixing,” he tweeted.

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