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PCB issues statement on Umar Akmal incident

The board today concluded its proceedings into an alleged misconduct by the batsman

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) today concluded its proceedings into an alleged misconduct involving Umar Akmal during a fitness test.

After listening to all the parties involved, it was established that the incident happened due to a misunderstanding.

After Umar Akmal offered his regrets for his actions, the PCB reprimanded him and also reminded him of his responsibilities as a senior cricketer.

The matter is now closed. The PCB and Umar Akmal will offer no further comments.

The PCB had, earlier, formed an inquiry committee after a complaint regarding Akmal’s inappropriate behaviour was filed by the coaching staff at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Lahore.

According to sources, when the foreign trainer wanted to measure Umar Akmal’s body fat, the 29-year-old took off all his clothes angrily and questioned the trainer “Do you see any fat in my body”?

The committee comprises of three members, Director of Domestic cricket Haroon Rasheed, Doctor Sohail Saleem and a representative from PCB legal team.