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Pakistan’s Umar Akmal fined for night-out

MUMBAI: Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has courted controversy once more, notwithstanding best recently being brought lower back to the worldwide fold following a two-12 months absence, after breaching a crew curfew ahead of the 5th one-dayer against Australia.
Akmal was sent domestic from Pakistan’s 2017 Champions Trophy squad in England for failing fitness exams and observed that up with a public outburst in opposition to head teach Mickey Arthur.
He was recalled for the first time since that spat for Pakistan’s five-suit series in opposition to Australia inside the United Arab Emirates.
The Pakistan Cricket Board said the 28-year-antique had been fined 20 percent of his match fee and acquired a reputable reprimand for a past due night-out in advance of Sunday’s fifth ODI in opposition to Australia in Dubai.

 


The cricketer pleaded guilty to the charge, apologized and well-known the sanction, the PCB introduced.
“I am glad that Umar has realized his mistake and has regular and apologized for his moves, which were really unprofessional and in no way can be left out or overlooked,” PCB coping with director Wasim Khan stated in an announcement.
“The PCB expects an excessive degree of professionalism and dedication from its players, and this action is a reiteration and well-timed reminder that any indiscipline shall not be tolerated or regularly occurring.”
Akmal made his debut as a 19-12 months-vintage in 2009 in a Test towards New Zealand. Once considered the destiny of Pakistan’s batting, he performed the remaining of his 16 matches within the longest layout in 2011.
He was part of the playing aspect in all five matches within the UAE and totaled one hundred fifty runs at some point of the series, which Australia gained five-zero.

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