The national cricketer Umar Akmal was declared innocent in the case filed against him over attending a dance party.
According to the sources, Umar Akmal was given clean-chit by the Pakistan Cricket Board officials following Akmal’s denial of having attended any ‘dance party’ in Hyderabad.
Earlier, he called on Chief Operating Officer Pakistan Cricket Board Mr Subhan Ahmad to address the show cause notices issued against him. Akmal stated that he only went to have dinner at a ceremony in Hyderabad after getting a formal permission from team management.
About the rumours published in a newspaper, Akmal maintained: “A local newspaper of Hyderabad published news against me to earn a cheap publicity, my family has been undergoing an intense mental torture following the false allegations against me.”
Meanwhile, the Chief of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) executive committee Najam Sethi said that after having ‘clean-chit’, the cricketer is cleared to be added in the national squad. He was talking to media after the meeting and announcing that Akmal is cleared in the case filed against him.
Earlier, the PCB had issued a show cause notice to Umar Akmal on November 12 over attending ‘dance party’ in Hyderabad. PCB maintained that the national cricketer had defamed the country by his involvement in unethical activities.
Following the incident, Akmal was also dropped from T20 side for the three-match series against England to be held at the end of this month.