Mickey Arthur abused me in front of Inzamam-ul-Haq, claims Umar Akmal

LAHORE – Pakistan’s cricketer Umar Akmal has affirmed that head coach Mickey Arthur verbally abused him in front of selector Inzamam-ul-Haq. The displeased batsman told the media that his seniors did not stop Mr Arthur when he (Akmal) was as a rule verbally abused.

“He (Mickey Arthur) instructed me to play club-level cricket as opposed to going to the institute,” the 27-year-old batsman stated, including “Arthur was also abusing towards different other players.”

He additionally guaranteed that he was dropped from the team after an unjustified cautioning. Acting himself like an informant, Umar said he needed to educate the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) with respect to the conduct of the instructing staff.

However, Mickey Arthur has invalidated Akmal’s cases, saying the cricketer was not telling the truth. The coach included that he had just requested that Akmal enhance his skills.

Umar Akmal was dropped from the Pakistan squad for the Champions Trophy in Birmingham in May this year after he fizzled two back to back wellness tests in two months. The middle ordered batsman’s disappointment in wellness tests provoked selectors to acquire Haris Sohail in place of Akmal, requesting that the cricketer return home to take a shot at his fitness.

Akmal had also been dropped from the team that visited the West Indies in April, subsequent to being the main player, among 31, to come up short the fitness test amid a camp held at the NCA in March.

Akmal had apologized to his fans, saying he was determined to come back stronger.