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Akmal brothers could face disciplinary action

Akmal brothers - Kamran and Umar -could face disciplinary action from the Pakistan Cricket Board for violating the terms of their central contracts by giving out statements to the Australian media that showed the team and affairs of national cricket in poor light.

cricket Updated: Jan 13, 2010 15:00 IST

Akmal brothers - Kamran and Umar -could face disciplinary action from the Pakistan Cricket Board for violating the terms of their central contracts by giving out statements to the Australian media that showed the team and affairs of national cricket in poor light.

According to some sources, the Chairman of the board, Ejaz Butt had already directed Wasim Bari, the Chief Operating Officer, to look into the matter and see what clauses Kamran and his younger brother, Umar had violated with their statements to the media there.

Kamran, the vice captain of the team caused plenty of confusion and controversy when he told that despite the national selectors sending young wicketkeeper, Sarfaraz Ahmed to Australia, he would be playing the third Test in Hobart and he had no intentions of walking out despite a poor show behind the stumps in the Sydney Test.

Umar became the focus of another controversy and even prompted a statement from Australian captain, Ricky Pointing when he first said that he had a bad back and could not play in the third Test. Later scans showed that he was perfectly fine.

This prompted the Australian media and Pointing to question whether Umar had tried to fake his injury as a mark of support for his elder brother.