Pakistani batsman Umar Akmal gets punishment

Pakistani batsman Umar Akmal gets punishment

LAHORE - Pakistan’s middle-order batsman Umar Akmal has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee and has also received an official reprimand for a late night-out ahead of Sunday’s fifth ODI against Australia in Dubai.

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.”

The PCB will not be making any further comment on this matter.