LAHORE: Pakistan’s middle-order batsman Umar Akmal was fined 20 per cent of his match fee and given an official reprimand for a late night-out ahead of Pakistan’s fifth ODI against Australia in Dubai, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Monday.

The PCB in its statement said that Akmal pleaded guilty to the charge, apologised for his actions and accepted the sanction proposed by the team manager.

“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.

“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.”

The PCB will not be making any further comment on this matter, the statement added.


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