Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has put himself into trouble in the final of their premier domestic tournament (Quaid-e-Azam trophy) at the National Stadium by misbehaving with his domestic team coach.
Former Pakistani Test batsman Basit Ali is coach of the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines (SNGPL) team, who has won the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy in the last two years. Umar Akmal also represents this star-studded team.
It was the third day of the five-day final match of the Quaid-e-Azam trophy between Sui Northern Gas Pipelines (SNGPL) and United Bank limited (UBL). According to the sources, Umar Akmal was not happy over the coach’s decision to send the all-rounder Hussain Talat to bat instead of him at number three position in the second innings. The decision was a tactical one because of the day-night Test.
According to the sources, Umar misbehaved with Basit using abusive language in the dressing room and at one stage Umar tried to hit Basit.
A source said, “Umar asked Basit why he was being sent down the order and then misbehaved and abused him in the dressing room in front of other players and officials.”
According to the sources, Umar can face a disciplinary action from the PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board).
It is the historic match in Pakistan as for the first-time day-night five-day match using the pink ball is organised.
Recently Police had raided a private dance party and detained some people, including Umar Akmal. Yet police released Umar later after giving a report that he was not at the party. Due to that clearance, Umar escaped from a ban.
Umar Akmal scored 44 runs in first innings.