Umar Akmal fined for late night-out

The right-handed batsman received an official reprimand ahead of fifth ODI against Australia in Dubai

Umar Akmal fined for late night-out PHOTO: AFP

Pakistan’s right-handed batsman Umar Akmal has recieved an official reprimand and a fine of 20 percent of his match fee for a late night-out ahead of Sunday’s fifth ODI against Australia in Dubai.

Umar pleaded guilty to the charge, apologised for his actions and accepted the sanction proposed by team manager Talat Ali.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Managing Director Wasim Khan was glad Umar Akmal had realised his mistake and offered an apology.

“I am glad that Umar has realised his mistake, and has accepted and apologised for his actions, which were clearly unprofessional and in no way can be ignored or overlooked.”

Khan emphasised the importance of professionalism and commitment in cricket.

“The PCB expects a high level of professionalism and commitment from its players, and this action is a reiteration and timely reminder that any indiscipline shall not be tolerated or accepted.”

The PCB will not be making any further comment on this matter.