Umar Akmal fined for late night out on eve of fifth Pakistan v Australia ODI in Dubai

Waseem Ahmed 20:04 01/04/2019
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Umar Akmal.

Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal was fined 20 per cent of his match fee and handed an official reprimand for a late night out on the eve of the fifth ODI against Australia in Dubai.

Akmal posted a video of him at an Akon concert in Dubai. Pakistan Cricket Board revealed Umar “pleaded guilty to the charge, apologised for his actions and accepted the sanction proposed by team manager Talat Ali”.

PCB managing director Wasim Khan said: “I am glad that Umar has realised his mistake, and has accepted and apologised for his actions, which were clearly unprofessional and in no way can be ignored or overlooked.

“The PCB expects a high level of professionalism and commitment from its players, and this action is a reiteration and timely reminder that any indiscipline shall not be tolerated or accepted.”

According to reports, the Pakistan management are likely to request selectors to not consider the troubled batsman for World Cup selection.

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