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Shahryar clears way for Umar Akmal’s selection

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan on Thursday called in Umar Akmal for a one-on-one meeting and explained to him the reasons for his exclusion from the national team on disciplinary grounds.

Umar Akmal committed himself to avoiding future incidents of a disciplinary nature and dedicated himself whole-heartedly to the welfare of the team, said a spokesman of PCB.

Accordingly Chairman PCB has informed the Chief Selector that Umar Akmal would be eligible for future selection, Samaa reported.

A similar interaction is proposed for Ahmad Shahzad on his return from abroad.