Umar Akmal has hurled out his frustration in public about him not being given enough respect by the Pakistan board and the support staff of the national team.
Umar is currently out of the Pakistani side across all formats and he has recently also found himself out of the list of the players whom the board has handed annual contracts.
But, his frustration is nothing to do with the fact that he has been denied the contract.
The reason he is upset and is feeling disrespected is because nobody is paying any attention to him at the NCA where he has gone to better his fitness.
As per Umar, when he sought the assistance of the national support staff at NCA, he was told that he couldn’t have that as he didn’t have the annual contract anymore and it was only the right of the contracted Cricketers to have the access of the national support staff.
He then took his case of the head of the selection committee and former skipper Inzamam, but, he told him that if he had any issues with regard to the support staff, he should rather contact the head coach and not him.
So he contacted the head coach thereafter, but the reaction of the head coach left him absolutely baffled because he was so disrespectful to him and used abusive words for him and he didn’t do that in private. He actually did that in Inzamam’s presence and Inzamam didn’t try to stop him and that hurt him a lot.
Yes he might not have the annual contract at the moment, but he has also served Pakistan Cricket and served it with distinction and anybody can’t just disrespect him in that fashion and that too for no valid reason.