The middle-order batsman accepts the punishment
Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal was fined 20 per cent of his match for visiting a nigtclub in Dubai ahead of the fifth ODI against Australia.
The middle-order batsman has received an official remand for his actions as well.
“Umar pleaded guilty to the charge, apologised for his actions and accepted the sanction proposed by team manager Talat Ali,” a press release by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) stated.
Wasim Khan, the Managing Director of the cricket board, said that such behaviour cannot be ignored.
“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. The PCB expects a high level of professionalism and commitment from its players, and this action is a reiteration and timely reminder that any indiscipline shall not be tolerated or accepted,” he said.
Umar Akmal’s video of hanging out at the nightclub went viral on the social media.
Akmal was the seventh highest run-scorer in the series with 150 runs from five matches with an average of 30.00 and strike rate of 88.24.
Pakistan went on to suffer a 5-0 whitewash at the hands of Australia in the five-match series in the United Arab Emirates.