Umar Akmal suspended from NZ T20 over clothing breach

Karachi, Jan.10 (ANI): Pakistani batsman Umar Akmal has been suspended from the first T20 international against New Zealand after the country’s cricket board slapped him with a one-match ban for violating the dress code in a domestic match earlier this week.

According to the Dawn, team manager Intikhab Alam said Umar would not be available for the first T20 to be played in Auckland on January 15.

He said that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had informed them that the 23-year-old has been banned on violating dress code during the final of the Quaid-i-Azam trophy.

The right handed batsman, playing for the domestic team Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited, was found to have committed a level one offence by sporting two logos instead of the allowed one on his kit.

It was also reported that Umar, who was warned by PCB match referee Anwar Khan, did not remove the extra logo after which Khan slapped him with a one-match ban. (ANI)

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