Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi has made a big disclosure about Umar Akmal.
According to him, the cricketer, who was banned for three years, has epileptic seizures. He is also aware of this, but he has refused treatment. Sethi also called Umar undisciplined. A few days ago, Pakistani cricketer’s elder brother Kamran Akmal also advised Umar to learn from Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Virat Kohli.
The PCB recently banned Umar Akmal for 3 years. He had not told the board about the bookies contacting him before the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Najam Sethi has been the Chairman of the PCB and the Chairman of the Executive Committee for 5 years (2013 to 2018). Sethi said that when he became the Board President, the first problem before him was Umar’s.
Najam Sethi told a news channel, “We had a medical report. This was confirmed in the report, he has epileptic seizures. That is why we called him from the West Indies tour. I told him that this problem is serious. He needs to take rest and get proper treatment. However, he was not ready to accept it.’
According to Sethi, “Whatever I did, I stopped him from playing for two months.” However, we later sent her medical report to the selectors. We left the decision on the selectors. I did not like interfering in the work of selectors.”
Sethi admitted that Umar is a talented cricketer, but considers himself bigger than the team. At the same time, Umar was also called undisciplined.
He said, “He does not like to be in discipline. He plays for himself, not for the team. He does not care about discipline. ”Let us know that epilepsy is a central nervous system (neurological) disease. Brain activity becomes abnormal in this.