Umar Akmal, Pakistan’s gifted however controversial batsman denied any wrongdoing in a celebration which led to his axing from the Twenty20 staff for the three-match collection towards England later this month.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) final week stated Umar was in rivalry for the sixteen-man squad however was dropped over an incident in Hyderabad during which he was alleged to have “misbehaved” with ladies at a celebration. The PCB has additionally served a present trigger discover to the 25-yr-previous batsman whose profession has been chequered with disciplinary issues.
Umar, youthful brother of Kamran and Adnan Akmal who additionally performed for Pakistan, responded to the PCB’s present trigger discover.
“I attended a cocktail party after being granted official permission by my staff supervisor,” stated Umar in his response to the PCB discover on Monday (November 17).
Final yr Umar was jailed in Lahore after he had a scuffle with a visitors warden over operating a pink mild.He was additionally disregarded of the staff after the 2015 World Cup, with Waqar Younis, the top coach, complaining about his insubordination in the course of the occasion.
Shaharyar Khan, the PCB chairman, final week stated Umar can be given a chance to defend himself.
Umar in the meantime, has labelled the allegations baseless.”I’m not answerable to anybody aside from the division I’m enjoying for,” Umar stated. “Cricket is my love and I need to symbolize Pakistan for an extended time period.”
Shahid Afridi, Pakistan’s Twenty20 Worldwide captain, has additionally reportedly backed the embroiled batsman, asking the PCB to clear Umar after which reinstate him within the squad.
Pakistan play England in a 3-match T20 collection beginning November 26, 27 and 30.