LAHORE – Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) committee has announced its verdict in the verbal dispute between Umar Akmal and Junaid Khan that occurred during the Pakistan Cup 2017.
Both players have been fined 50 percent of their match fee. Junaid and Umar will remain under vigilance for another month.
The dispute started last month when the captain of Lahore team Umar Akmal told on TV that Junaid Khan, his premier fast bowler has refused to take on the field.
On the other hand, Junaid issued a video on his social media handle to inform his fans that he was too ill to play that game and that he had informed both coach and the management.
PCB will monitor both players behavior for one month, if any misbehavior found, the individual will be suspended from cricket.
It is pertinent to mention here that both Umar Akmal and Junaid Khan have been named in Pakistan’s ICC Champions Trophy Squad 2017 which starts June first in England.
Seven of Pakistan’s players have already reached England from West Indies under Sarfraz Ahmed, the captain.
While remaining other 8 players, including Imad Waseem, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Umar Akmal, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik will leave for England soon.