Pakistan’s middle-order batsman Umar Akmal has been fined 20 percent of his match fee and has also received an official reprimand for a late night-out ahead of Sunday’s fifth ODI against Australia in Dubai.
Umar pleaded guilty to the charge, apologized for his actions and accepted the sanction proposed by team manager Talat Ali.
PCB Managing Director Wasim Khan said: “I am glad that Umar has realized his mistake, and has accepted and apologized 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.”
The PCB will not be making any further comment on this matter.