Former chairman of PCB Najam Sethi revealed that Umar Akmal suffered from epileptic fits during Pakistan’s tour of West Indies during his reign. Sethi told a news channel that Umar Akmal had mental problems back then and needed psychiatric treatment.
“As soon as I joined PCB, the first big issue I faced was regarding Akmal. He suffered an epileptic fit during the tour of the West Indies. We had medical reports that confirmed he suffered from epilepsy fits and we called him back from the West Indies. When I met him, I told him it was a serious problem and he needed to take a break and get proper treatment. But he was not willing to accept this”, Sethi said.
The former PCB chairman acknowledged that Umar has discipline problems and one way or another he ends up in a controversial situation. He plays for himself, not for his team. He is outside all disciplines. I am afraid his career is threatened, and it appears to me to be the end of the line for him. Umar has always been someone outside all discipline and this three-year ban was going to happen.”, he concluded.
Remember, Umar Akmal is banned by Pakistan Cricket Board for 3 years due to his negligence in reporting the corrupt approaches made to him.