Lahore (August 18, 2017): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday issued a show-cause notice to Umar Akmal following the middle-order batsman’s media outburst against head coach Mickey Arthur.
“The PCB has issued a show-cause notice to Umar Akmal on breaching code of conduct. The middle-order batsman has seven days to file a reply,” the PCB tweeted, a day after Akmal claimed in a fiery media talk that Arthur had orally abused him in front of Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq.
The PCB has issued a show-cause notice to Umar Akmal on breaching code of conduct . The middle-order batsman has seven days to file a reply.
— PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) August 17, 2017
The batsman alleged that Arthur was also abusive towards other players. He went on to claim that senior players did not stop the coach when he was being verbally abused and added that the coach had told him to play club-level cricket instead of coming to the academy.
Akmal said he was dropped from the team after an unjustified warning, and that he wanted to inform the PCB regarding the behavior of the coaching staff.
Coach Arthur, however, rubbished Akmal’s claims and said the batsman was not telling the truth. Arthur also said that he had asked Akmal to improve upon his skills and attitude.