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Show-Cause Response: Umar Akmal refuses having attended ‘dance party’

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National cricketer Umar Akmal refuted having attended any dance party in Hyderabad, responding to a show-cause notice he received from Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday.

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Umar Akmal stated that he merely went to have dinner at a ceremony in Hyderabad after having a formal permission from team management.

“A local newspaper of Hyderabad published news against me to earn a cheap publicity,” explained and maintained the cricketer, defending the charges.

He deplored that his family has been undergoing a severe mental torture after hearing the baseless allegations.

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Earlier, he was dropped from the Twenty20 squad for England series over the allegations of having indulged in unethical activities in Hyderabad. PCB issued a show-cause notice to cricketer on November 12.

The cricket board maintained that the middle order batsman had breached the code of conduct and defamed the county by his involvement in mean activities. As a part of punishment, the board also dropped him from T20 squad for three-match series against England.

Meanwhile, England which is on official tour to Pakistan being held at neutral venue (UAE), would face the green-shirts on November 26 in the first shortest-format match to kick-off the three-match T20 series.

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