Umar looking for change of fortune with new department UBL

Middle-order batsman Umar Akmal has ended his 11-year association with Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) for the 2017-18 domestic season and will now represent United Bank Limited (UBL).
Umar, discarded from the national team and from Pakistan Cricket Board’s central contract due to fitness, has previously played 47 domestic matches for SNGPL. He scored 3,216 runs at an average of 45.29 courtesy four centuries and 20 fifties.
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His long-standing relation with SNGPL hit a road block last year when he left his departmental team to play for Lahore Whites without taking due permission.
However, despite his history of insubordination, UBL signed him for the domestic season which starts in September and have high hopes of helping the right-hand batsman turn the tide of time in his favour.
“He has been discarded from the national team, but we want him in our fold, and look forward to help him become a better player,” UBL’s Sports Head Mansoor Khan told ESPNcricinfo. “He is an asset; we want to work with him and help him revive his career.
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Mansoor added that Umar has been at fault for not living up to the talent that he possesses but UBL are ready to help him by giving him an opportunity.-Agencies