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Umar Akmal likely to be sanctioned for unruly behaviour at failed fitness test
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Umar Akmal likely to be sanctioned for unruly behaviour at failed fitness test

Umar Akmal is most likely to be punished for his disorderly conduct during a fitness test at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Lahore.

The discarded middle-order batsman is reported to have exposed himself in frustration amidst a skin-fold test and misbehaved with the staff, according to ESPNcricinfo.

Umar, who last featured for Pakistan in the T20I series at home against Sri Lanka in October, is said to have failed the fitness test by 'significant margins' alongside his older brother Kamran Akmal.

Upon exposing himself in exasperation in the skin-fold test, an annoyed Umar claimed "Where is the fat?" to his trainer.

His conduct could result in a suspension from domestic duties for the upcoming tournament, a huge blow to his chances of making a comeback to the national side.

Kamran excused his younger sibling's indecent actions as being merely a "misunderstanding" and done in "mischief".

Umar was part of the victorious Central Punjab side in their successful Quaid-e-Azam Trophy campaign, where he racked up a belligerent century in the final.

He is expected to represent defending Pakistan Super League (PSL) champions Quetta Gladiators in the forthcoming edition of the T20 competition.

He is no stranger to controversies involving a breach of the disciplinary code throughout his playing career.

Umar's highly publicised fallout with then-head coach Mickey Arthur in August 2017 prolonged his lengthy absence from the team.

His return to Pakistan's ODI set-up for the five-match series against Australia ahead of the ICC World Cup was marred by a string of low scores prompting his axing.

He was then dismissed for a golden duck on two successive outings during Pakistan's T20I series whitewash at the hands of Sri Lanka.