Pakistan’s head coach Misbah on Tuesday urged troubled batsman Umar Akmal to discipline himself and focus on his cricket if he wants to revive his derailed career.
Regarded as hugely talented, the 29-year-old Umar akmal could face up to a lifetime ban after he was charged for not reporting match fixing offers, which led to his suspension in February.
The (PCB) Pakistan Cricket Board charged him under their anti-corruption code. His 14-day deadline to reply ends later Tuesday.
Head of coach Misbah said: Umar akmal has to decide his own fate.
“You and I can’t do anything,” Misbah told to media.
“Umar has to decide himself show discipline and focus on his cricket.”
He has to take a decision whether he wants to remain like this… He has shown good performances but needs to improve his fitness, discipline and commitment.”
Umar started his career with a bang, scoring a century on his debut in New Zealand in 2009. But frequent disciplinary problems cost him a place on the national side.
He was also charged and arrested after a scuffle with a traffic warden, in 2014″
3 years later he was sent back from England for being unfit.