LAHORE: On the recommendation of disciplinary committee, Chairman  Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has awarded the punishment of three match ban and levied hefty fine on test batsman Umar Akmal.

Umar Akmal had appeared before  PCB’s disciplinary committee to  explain why disciplinary action should not be taken against him for violation of his central contract. The committee found Umar guilty. Resultantly,  Chairman PCB  Najam Sethi agreed to impose award punishment to the cricketer.

After punishment Umar Akmal can not take part in  the next  three international or domestic matches, whichever comes earlier. In addition to this he would have to pay the fine of Rs one million . Furthermore no NOC  would be issued to him for participation in any foreign leagues or matches for the period of two months.

PCB Chairman, Najam Aziz Sethi, stated that these sanctions had  been awarded with a heavy heart but with the hope that it served as a  precedent for all Cricketers who should be mindful of their obligations and  the consequences of their actions.