The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is likely to forgive the troublesome players Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shahzad who were dumped from the team earlier due to disciplinary issues. Both the players have been issued warnings earlier as PCB acted quite strictly on this matter, as a result, both were not selected for the boot camp which took place in the army camp and subsequently were not selected in the ODI squad for England tour.
But now PCB has decided to show some leniency towards both the undisciplined players and now they will be selected for one of the T2I which will be played next month on September 7, 2016, at old Trafford ground.
Both Shehzad and Akmal were members of the Pakistan team in T20 World cup that took place in India earlier this year. Both of them were reprimanded by PCB for their undisciplined show in the Pakistan cup that was played after T20 World Cup.
Former head coach of Pakistan cricket team Waqar Younis earlier termed both the players as troublesome players who do not have a tendency to change themselves but not it seems that PCB is ready to forgive both these players and is ready to give them a second chance.
“The PCB chairman called in Umar for a one-on-one meeting and explained to him the reasons for his exclusion from the national team on disciplinary grounds. Umar committed himself to avoiding future incidents of indiscipline and dedicated himself wholeheartedly to the cause of the team,”
“Accordingly, PCB chairman has informed the chief selector that Umar would be eligible for future selection. A similar interaction is proposed with Ahmad Shahzad on his return from abroad,” the release said.