He stayed in the Caribbean and played in the Twenty20 Caribbean Premier League for Barbados Tridents.
Neurologist Saad Shafqat, who is also a well-known cricket writer, said Akmal would not have to worry as long as the MRI scan is clear.
“If the MRI is clear then there will be no problems, it will be controlled,” Shafqat said. “At Umar’s age epilepsy is light and we don’t take it as a serious disease.”
Akmal made his mark in international cricket with a debut Test century in New Zealand in 2009. He has played 16 Tests, 76 one-day internationals and 45 Twenty20 internationals.