Umar Akmal in Trouble For Misbehaving With Coach: Sources

Updated: 06 January 2016 19:20 IST

Umar Akmal abused his domestic team's coach Basit Ali as he was not happy with his batting position in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy final, according to sources

Umar Akmal in Trouble For Misbehaving With Coach: Sources
Umar Akmal has previously been punished for his misbehaviour both on and off the cricket field. © AP

Karachi:

Pakistan's enigmatic batsman Umar Akmal has landed himself in trouble after misbehaving with his domestic team coach Basit Ali in the final of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy at the National Stadium here. (Pakistan Cricket Board Punishes Umar Akmal by Dropping him on Disciplinary Grounds)

Sources aware of the incident said Umar misbehaved with Sui Northern Gas coach Basit and also used abusive language in the dressing room when he was demoted in the batting order on Tuesday. It was the third day of the five-day final being played under lights with a pink ball.

Basit, a former Test batsman, guided Sui Northern Gas to Quaid Trophy triumphs in the last two years.

Sources said that Umar, who scored 44 in the first innings, was not happy when the coach sent in all-rounder Hussain Talat to bat at number three position.

The decision was purely a tactical one as wickets have tended to fall in the final session of play under lights with the pink ball darting around.

"Umar asked Basit why he was being sent down the order and then misbehaved and abused him in the dressing room in front of other players and officials," a source said.

Only recently, Umar escaped a ban after a police report cleared him of attending a dance party in Hyderabad when he was playing a match there for SNGPL.

Police had raided the private dance party and detained some people including Umar and other players. Later, police released the Pakistan player and said in its report that he was not at the party.

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