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More misery for Umar Akmal

Pakistan’s middle-order batsman, Umar Akmal Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has courted controversy again after he breached a team curfew ahead of the match in Dubai. The PCB said he pleaded guilty to the charge and accepted the sanction imposed by Talat Ali, the team manager.

Umar Akmal has received an official reprimand and a fine of 20 per cent of his match fee for a late night-out ahead of Sunday’s fifth ODI against Australia in Dubai.

“I am glad that Umar has realised his mistake, and has accepted and apologised for his actions, which were clearly unprofessional and in no way can be ignored or overlooked," PCB Managing Director Wasim Khan said.

Akmal was sent home from Pakistan`s 2017 Champions Trophy squad in England for failing fitness tests and followed that up with a public outburst against head coach Mickey Arthur. The 28-year-old was recalled into the team for the recently concluded ODI series against Australia.