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PCB forms committee to probe spat between Umar Akmal, Junaid Khan

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has constituted an inquiry committee to probe spat between Punjab Team Captain Umar Akmal and his teammate Junaid Khan.

The incident took place when Umar Akmal in an interview was asked about his team’s combination against Sindh in Pakistan Cup match on Thursday.

He said after he had entered the ground he came to know that Junaid was absent, which left him surprised.

“The coach and manager apprised me that he said he is not coming for playing today. As a captain it is astounding news for me,” he had said.

Within minutes of Umar Akmal’s statement to media, Junaid Khan released a video message and said that Akmal’s statement had shocked him.

“I did not flee from field. I am suffering from food poison and my doctor has advised me to take rest, therefore I am at hotel,” he clarified.

Consequently, the PCB has constituted a 3-member inquiry committee headed by General Manager Domestic Cricket Shafiq Ahmed to look into the matter. Other members of the committee are manager and coach of Punjab Team playing in the ongoing Pakistan Cup at Pindi Stadium.

The committee will submit it’s findings in this matter as early as possible, a PCB statement said.

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