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Cricket: Pakistan star Umar Akmal arrested

Published on Feb 1, 2014 11:13 PM
 
Pakistan's middle-order cricket batsman Umar Akmal was arrested on Saturday, Feb 1, 2014, for violating traffic rules, interfering in government work and "scuffling" with a traffic official. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

LAHORE (AFP) - Pakistan's middle-order cricket batsman Umar Akmal was arrested on Saturday for violating traffic rules, interfering in government work and "scuffling" with a traffic official.

Police said the 23-year-old Akmal, whose brothers Kamran and Adnan also play for Pakistan, did not stop at a traffic signal in the commercial Firdous market area in Lahore, and later brawled with a traffic warden.

"Three wardens tried to stop him after he violated a traffic signal but he did not (stop). And when he finally stopped, he scuffled with a warden and tore his uniform," senior local police official Zahid Nawaz told reporters.

"Umar is under arrest and a case has been filed against him."

 
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