PCB slams Umar Akmal with show-cause notice

Shukriya Pakistan

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday issued a show-cause notice to Umar Akmal following the batsman’s media outburst against national team 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 during a media talk that Arthur had verbally abused him in front of Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq.

Akmal added that the South African was also abusive towards other players.

The Lahore-born cricketer claimed that senior players were unmoved when he was being verbally abused by Arthur, who he claimed has told him to play club-level cricket instead of coming to the National Cricket Academy.

Akmal added was dropped from the team after an ‘unjustified warning’, and that he wished to inform the PCB regarding the behaviour of the coaching staff.Arthur, however, rubbished Akmal’s claims.

Arthur, however, rubbished Akmal’s claims and said the right-hander needs to work on his skills and attitude.

The controversy is not the first that has surrounded Akmal since his Pakistan debut in 2009.