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PCB issues 'show-cause' notice after Akmal's outburst at Arthur

Umar Akmal finds himself in another trouble
Umar Akmal finds himself in another trouble
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Pakistan Cricket Board has issued a 'show-cause' notice against Umar Akmal following his public outburst against head coach Mickey Arthur.

Akmal last played for Pakistan in January and dropped out of contention due to fitness and form related issue that even costed him a central contract.

The 27-year-old revealed in a conference on Wednesday that Arthur had insulted him and also denied him to access the facilities at National Cricket Academy.

"I accept my fitness isn't up to the mark, and I am trying to work on it, and I asked to be allowed a trainer to help me," Akmal said.

"But Mickey said I shouldn't even have come to the NCA and should be playing club cricket instead," he said, claiming Arthur's language as "demeaning and insulting".

Reacting to the outburst, the Pakistan board has sent a notice to Akmal, giving him seven days to file a response.

Meanwhile, Arthur who had earlier sent Akmal from England during the Champions for lack of fitness added that the Lahore born batsman must earn his rights with Pakistan cricket.

"I did tell him a few home truths and said he was always looking for excuses instead of looking at himself," the former South Africa and Australia coach told ESPNcricinfo.

"I also told him that he had to earn the right to use our support staff because he is not a contracted cricketer. He can't just walk in here and demand what he wants."

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