The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday (February 12) conducted an inquiry into alleged misconduct by Umar Akmal during a fitness test at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore earlier this month, and they came to the conclusion that it was just a “misunderstanding”.
After listening to all the parties involved, the PCB made it clear that Akmal will face no sanction after he offered his regrets, saying the NCA incident happened due to a misunderstanding and reminded him of his responsibilities as a senior cricketer.
Noteworthy, Umar had landed himself in hot waters after being allegedly lashed out at a trainer after he failed to pass a fitness test at the NCA, and even exposed himself in front of the trainer asking “Where is the fat?” and his brother Kamran Akmal found his misbehavior as mischief.
Following the incident, the board had stated that it was "fully aware of the matter and was looking into punishments in the context of bringing the game into disrepute" but now found it just a "misunderstanding" and cleared the matter without any punishment.
The PCB said in a statement: “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.”
The statement further reads: “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.”
(With ESPNCricinfo Inputs)