The Pakistan Cricket Board has reprimanded Umar Akmal for his alleged mis-conduct during a fitness Test at the National Cricket Academy. According to several media reports, the discarded middle-order batsman allegedly exposed himself in frustration amidst a skin-fold test and misbehaved with the staff.
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.
The incident led to an inquiry by the PCB, who concluded their proceedings today (February 12). The incident, according to the proceedings, took place due to a ‘misunderstanding’ between all parties.
Reports suggested that the middle-order could get sanctioned for his behavior but following an apology issued by Umar, the PCB has reprimanded him and reminded him of his duties as a senior player.
“The Pakistan Cricket Board today concluded its proceedings into an alleged misconduct involving Umar Akmal during a fitness test. After listening to all the parties involved, it was established that the incident happened due to a misunderstanding,” read the PCB’s statement.
“After Umar Akmal offered his regrets for his actions, the PCB reprimanded him and also reminded him of his responsibilities as a senior cricketer. The matter is now closed. The PCB and Umar Akmal will offer no further comments.”