LAHORE – Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced their decision to issue a show-cause notice to Umar Akmal after his latest outburst against Coach Mickey Arthur.

The PCB’s response came minutes after the controversial middle-order batsman accused coach Mickey Arthur of verbally abusing him in front of Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq and senior players. The 27-year-old cricketer lamented that senior players did not stop the coach from uttering bad language against him.

The South African coach, however, refuted Akmal’s allegations. “I have asked Umar Akmal to improve his skills and attitude,” he said.

In May this year, Akmal was dropped from the Champions Trophy squad after failing two consecutive fitness tests.

Mickey Arthur abused me in front of Inzamam-ul-Haq, alleges Umar Akmal

After being released from Pakistan’s squad for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Akmal had apologised to his fans, saying he was determined to come back stronger than ever and promised to remain committed to cricket.