Umar Akmal is not dead


RAWALPINDI: Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal on Tuesday reassured through a video message that the rumors circulating about his death during the Faizabad protest are false. Earlier, the 27-year-old batsman had tweeted; “Allhamdulillah I am safe n perfectly fine in Lahore all news coming from social media is fake. And Insha Allah I will join #National20cup2017 #Semifinale.”

Akmal who will play in the semifinal for his domestic side Lahore Whites will be in action later today. The semi final and final of the National T20 Cup were postponed after clashes between a religious party and police led to unrest. The domestic teams were confined to their hotels and were not allowed to go outside until the situation was under control. However, on Monday the protesters and the government reached an agreement. News regarding Akmal’s death was circulating on the internet during the protests.

The semifinals of the National T20 Cup will be played later today in Rawalpindi, while the final of the tournament will be held on 30th November.