Karachi: Quetta Gladiators’ owner Nadeem Omar said that Umar Akmal’s suspension dented his team’s campaign in the fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Speaking to reporters via video conference, Nadeem said that he can just pray for the suspended cricketer, meanwhile also advised youngsters to not go behind wrongdoings as it leads to painful conclusions.
“Obviously, Umar’s sudden suspension hurt us a lot. I wouldn’t say it was the only reason behind our performance but somewhere our campaign suffered through this. I can only pray for him and want him to remain away from such stuff and focus on his cricket to make a strong comeback once PCB gives the final decision on his case,” he said.
“I know he is a good cricketer and he kept on playing for our club. I think we will not be having any problem picking him once again. As far as I know, he has minor charges which can cost him fine or maybe a ban for up to six months,” he added upon being asked.
On the other hand, Gladiators’ owner talked about Sarfaraz Ahmed’s performance in the league. He said that the former captain needs to perform at the domestic level to make a place in the national team for ICC T20 World Cup.
“His performance in the PSL wasn’t up to the mark but I believe he has still left with so much to represent Pakistan at an international level,” he said.