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Umar Akmal terms his outburst against Arthur as 'unintentional'
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Umar Akmal terms his outburst against Arthur as 'unintentional'

Pakistan batsman, Umar Akmal has admitted that he might be wrong for his public outburst against Mickey Arthur last month, although he stands by his claims against the Pakistan Head Coach.

In his response to the second show-cause notice issued by a three-man PCB committee, Akmal said he wasn't aware his actions were a breach of the players' code.

In a vague explanation, Akmal wrote that he was "unaware" about any breach of code and what he did was "unintentionally in the heat of the moment". A source close to the player confirmed to ESPNCricinfo that the batsman still held his ground about his claims about Arthur but "regretted" going to the media to talk about his fallout with the coach.

The committee was formed to look into Akmal's allegations that the head coach of being abusive and being denied of the facilities at the NCA. The claims are yet to be verified, but the PCB found him to be in breach of its code of conduct despite being a non-contracted player.

According to one of the committee members, Amjad Hussain - who is the PCB's media director - players who are not centrally contracted with the PCB but are part of the domestic circuit are still compelled to follow the players' code of conduct which is enforced at every level.