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PCB to issue show-cause notice to Umar Akmal after media outburst

LAHORE: Shortly after Umar Akmal’s latest outburst against Coach Mickey Arthur, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced that it would serve the middle-order batsman with a show-cause notice. 

The PCB’s response came minutes after Akmal accused coach Mickey Arthur of verbally abusing him in front of Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq and senior players. Akmal lamented that senior players did not stop the coach from uttering bad language against him.

The South African coach, however, refuted Akmal’s allegations. “I have asked Umar Akmal to improve his skills and attitude,” he said.

In May this year, Akmal was dropped from the Champions Trophy squad after failing two consecutive fitness tests.

After being released from Pakistan’s squad for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Akmal had apologised to his fans, saying he was determined to come back stronger than ever and promised to remain committed to cricket.

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