Cricket: Court summons Pakistan ton hero Akmal

LAHORE (AFP) - Pakistan cricket batsman Umar Akmal may have rescued his team with a fighting hundred in the Asia Cup this week, but he is still in trouble with the law.

A court has summoned the 23-year-old to appear before it on March 11 to face charges of jumping a traffic signal and then scuffling with a warden.

The fast-rising batsman was arrested by police in the eastern city of Lahore on Feb 1 and held for hours before being released on bail.

An official said on Friday that a local sessions court had issued an order for Akmal to appear on March 11.

He denies the charges and accused the police of one-sided action.

He hit a brilliant unbeaten 89-ball 102 to lift Pakistan from a struggling 117-6 to 248-8 against minnows Afghanistan in the Asia Cup match on Thursday.

Pakistan bowled Afghanistan out for 176 to win by 72 runs.

Meanwhile, Akmal's elder brother Kamran was also fined for a separate traffic violation in Lahore on Thursday.

Kamran, however, avoided trouble by admitting talking on his mobile phone while driving.

"It was my mistake so I surrendered before the warden who fined me," he told reporters.

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