Akmal slaps traffic sergeant

2014-02-01 12:19
Umar Akmal (AP)

Islamabad - Police say Pakistan cricketer Umar Akmal will be charged with slapping a traffic sergeant after violating a traffic signal in Lahore on Saturday.

Inquiry officer Zahid Nawaz says Akmal tore the uniform of one of the sergeants on duty and slapped him as three police officials tried to stop the batsman's car when he ignored a traffic signal.

Nawaz also says Akmal claimed the sergeant first grabbed his shirt, "but I have done the inquiry and no such thing happened."

Akmal, 23, has played 16 Test matches since making his debut in 2009 against New Zealand.

He is a regular member of Pakistan's one-day and Twenty20 teams, having played 89 ODIs and 52 T20s.

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