Umar Akmal slapped with three-match ban

LAHORE: Right-handed batsman Umar Akmal has been banned for three matches for his outburst against head coach Mickey Arthur.

Besides the three-match ban, the cricketer has also been fined Rs.1 million [Rs. 1,000,000/- Pakistan Rupees One Million Only].

According to a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) statement, Umar Akmal has been found guilty by the board’s inquiry committee for breaching three clauses of the players’ code of conduct.

He had publicly accused Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur of abusing him.

“Chairman PCB, Najam Sehti, upon his return from abroad has reviewed the report on Umar submitted by the PCB’s Disciplinary Committee. Umar had appeared before the Committee to explain why disciplinary action should not be taken against him for allegedly violating Clauses 2.2.5, 4.1 and 4.4 of his Central Contract”, said a spokesman of the PCB.

He said the PCB Disciplinary Committee found Umar to be in breach of the aforesaid Clauses of his Central Contract on multiple occasions.

“No NOC for participation in any foreign leagues/tournaments/matches be issued to him for a period of two (02) months,” the spokesman said.