Pakistan Test batsman Umar Akmal could be in fresh trouble with the law after a party for his wedding breached local rules restricting marriage celebrations, police said on Wednesday.
Surely a news that will delight the Pakistani cricket team fans to the fullest. In 2010, it was Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza hitting the minds of every Pakistani cricket fan and now, its Umar Akmal’s turn to be in the spotlight. Umar Akmal recently got married with daughter of former Pakistani cricket team player, leg spin bowler Abdul Qadir. Umar’s wedding has attracted big headlines in Pakistani media over his hairstyle and expensive sherwani.
The freshly married Umer had to face a trouble by violating the laws. Pakistan Police officials said that the 23-year-old international held a function on Tuesday that violated by laws which say only one food dish can be served at wedding parties, which must end at 10:00pm. Umer left the venue before police rate.
“There were violations of marriage act and a case has been registered and four people were arrested,” police official Rana Imtiaz told reporters. Imtiaz said Umar was not named in the police report, but action could still be taken against the cricketer, as it was his function.
The law was brought in to try to curb excessive wedding celebrations and has proved unpopular in Lahore, traditionally known for lavish marriages. It comes a month after Umar was cleared of violating traffic rules and scuffling with a policeman.