Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal was made a request to come back from England by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) after he didn’t finish two fitness tests in the same number of days. The Pakistan selectors are probably going to pick one of Umar Amin and Haris Sohail as Akmal’s substitution for the forthcoming ICC Champions Trophy. “He has fizzled two wellness tests amid the progressing camp there in England in front of Champions Trophy. So since we have an arrangement not to convey unfit players, it has been chosen to get back to him and send a substitution. We have a due date until May 25 so we are pondering on the possible replacements,,” PCB executive Shaharyar Khan told ESPNcricinfo.
Akmal has had a rough ride with the national group. The skilled right-hander has staggered starting with one debate then onto the next amid his international career.
Most as of late, he was included in a revolting spat with Junaid Khan amid a Pakistan Cup match.
Akmal had been reviewed to the 15-member team for the pined for competition in June. Amin and Sohail last played ODI cricket in October 2014 and May 2015 individually.
Pakistan will play arch-rivals and guarding champions India in their first Group B match at Birmingham on June 4 taken after by matches against South Africa (June 7 in Birmingham) and Sri Lanka (June 12 in Cardiff).
Group A comprises of hosts England, Australia, New Zealand and Bangladesh.