Pakistan cricketer accused of assaulting police warden

By Brad Eveleigh ( @Brad_Eveleigh )

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Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has been arrested in Lahore after being accused of assaulting a police warden.

The 23-year-old has said the traffic warden slapped him and is denying all charges.

Akmal has released a statement saying “His behaviour was inappropriate to say the least. I came to the police station to register a complaint and instead they have detained me,”

Senior police official Tariq Aziz has opposed Akmal’s statement saying the accused had “violated a traffic signal and when he was stopped by the warden got abusive and tore his shirt.”

Akmal is confident of clearing his name by using CCTV footage that captured the incident at the traffic signal.

The right-handed batsman and part time ODI wicketkeeper, has represented Pakistan in 16 Tests, 89 One-Day Internationals and 52 Twenty20 Internationals.

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