Former PCB chairman Najam Sethi has made a shock revelation that banned Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal suffered from epileptic matches previously and refused to take remedy for a similar, including that he wants psychiatrist’s assist so as to overcome his issues.
Umar was not too long ago handed a three-year ban by the Pakistan Cricket Board for not reporting corrupt approaches earlier than the beginning of the Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL).
Sethi, who headed PCB between 2013 and 2018, stated when he took over the reins, the primary drawback he confronted involved Akmal. He stated that regardless of advising Akmal to hunt medical assist for an epileptic match he suffered in 2013’s tour of West Indies, the latter refused.
“As quickly as I joined PCB, the primary huge problem I confronted was relating to Akmal. He suffered an epileptic match throughout the tour of West Indies. When he returned house, I requested him to take a break from cricket and get medical remedy however he refused that and insisted on taking part in,” Geo TV quoted Sethi as saying on a information channel.
The previous PCB chairman additional that Akmal was given a number of warnings throughout his time as nicely however he refused to wash up his act.
“He had, each, psychological and medical issues. He was requested quite a few instances to fix his methods however he didn’t hear and consequently resulted in an issue after each two or three months.”
In keeping with Sethi, the three-year ban slapped on the batsman is justified.
“We had warned Akmal about this and even banned him earlier which is why I believe the three-year ban is honest. He all the time performed for himself and never the group,” stated Sethi.
“Umar shouldn’t be disciplined regardless of being very proficient. If he sits down with a psychiatrist and takes medical remedy, he may grow to be extra discipline-oriented,” he added.
Akmal has to this point performed 16 Checks, 121 ODIs and 84 T20Is for Pakistan.