Umar Akmal’s alleged misbehaviour with a staff member after a failed fitness test at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore was the result of a “misunderstanding”, the PCB said after concluding its inquiry into the incident. Akmal will face no sanction, only a reminder of his responsibilities.
A board statement on Wednesday said that Umar had “offered his regrets” to the PCB for his action, and he was in turn reprimanded and “reminded him of his responsibilities as a senior cricketer”.
The two-day inquiry looked into an incident in which Umar had misbehaved during a fitness test, where, when the skin-fold test was being conducted, he is believed to have exposed himself in front of the trainer and alleged to have asked: “Where is the fat?”
The misunderstanding line was one Umar’s elder brother Kamran Akmal – who has also failed his fitness tests – had put forward after the incident.