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Umar Akmal Submits Reply to PCB’s Show-Cause Notice

Lahore (September 27, 2017): Renowned Pakistani batsman Umar Akmal has submitted his reply to Pakistan Cricket Board Disciplinary Committee and admitted his mistake.

In his formal statement before the PCB Disciplinary Committee, Akmal has admitted that holding a press conference was his mistake.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had served a show cause notice to troubled batsman Umar Akmal for holding a press conference and levelling allegations against head coach Mickey Arthur.

In his press conference, Umar had alleged that Arthur abused and misbehaved with him when he went to the National Cricket Academy to do some training on his own. He further alleged that Arthur abused and misbehaved with him in the presence of chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq and NCA bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed.

While Head Coach Micky Arthur had brushed aside the allegations leveled against him by the middle order batsman Umar Akmal.

Following Akmal’s press conference, Arthur denied that he abused the middle order batsman, but confirmed that he scolded him for using facilities at NCA.

“Umar Akmal wanted to use Grant Folower’s services for batting. I told him he must first earn the right to go and play club cricket since he is not under PCB contract anymore.” Arthur added.

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