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Umar Akmal and Junaid fined for misconduct

Umar Akmal and Junaid Khan have been fined 50% of the match fee for their spat during the Pakistan Cup List A match in April.

Umar’s comments during the toss surrounded the controversy.

He said,

I just found out when I walked into the ground that he [Junaid] is absent. I'm very surprised. The manager and coach told me he's not going to be playing today. It's shocking news for me, as captain.


The PCB stated that,


The Board has also warned the two players that they will be under observation for a month starting 18th May and reoccurrence of breach of discipline will lead to one-month suspension.


In reaction to the Umar’s comments, Junaid said that,

“I am saddened to hear the remarks Umar Akmal made on television, saying 'I ran away from the team'. I have not run away, I am dealing with a case of food poisoning and the team management is aware of that. In fact, I was advised by the team doctor not to play today. Umar Akmal knew of this, and it was a shock for me to hear him say what he did, and I don't know why he said it.”

The duo is a part of Pakistan’s squad for the ICC Champions Trophy.

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