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Umar Akmal in trouble with law again

He went to jail for the very same offense in 2014.

By Aditya Pratap Arya -


Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal was caught breaching the traffic rules while driving his car and exchanged words with the Police for the second time in last three years.

He was stopped in his hometown of Lahore, while driving his car bearing a personalized number plate, which is illegal by custom and excise officials. Akmal said, “Police stopped me and used foul language and they told me I would have to remove the number plate myself.”

It is not the first time that he found guilty of this offense. He was jailed for a day in February 2014 following a fight with a traffic police who stopped him from breaking traffic signal. He had fought with the gatekeeper of Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, who refused to let him take his car in the stadium in 2014.

The 26-year-old came back to his home, after his team Lahore Qalandars was knocked out from the second edition of Pakistan Super League.

Umar Akmal’s talent caught eyes of people in his teenage thanks to his explosive hits in the international cricket. But his performance saw a rapid decline, which resulted in his exit from Test team and he is yet to play a Test since 2010.

Pakistan will travel to the Caribbean for a full series of 2 T20Is, 3ODIs and 3 Test matches, commencing from 31 March.

Aditya Pratap Arya

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