He was picked by Peshawar Zalmi in the draft today
Sports – Posted: Dec 12, 2021 | Last Updated: 1 hour ago
Posted: Dec 12, 2021 | Last Updated: 1 hour ago
Kamran Akmal has withdrawn from the Pakistan Super League season seven after a demotion in the category.
The wicketkeeper-batter was picked in the silver category by Peshawar Zalmi in the recently-concluded season seven draft.
“Please release me because I don’t deserve to play in this
category,” said Akmal on his YouTube Channel. “The lower categories are better
suited for youngsters. I don’t want their [Peshawar Zalmi] sympathy just
because I have played for them in the past six seasons.”
The second highest runs getter of the league was initially demoted to the gold category from platinum from the Pakistan Cricket Board.
He had reservation about the demotion.
“As far as category is concerned, I was not happy when it
was initially announced. I was very surprised to see my category demotion from
Platinum to Gold despite my good track record,” he added.
“I have loved playing for Peshawar Zalmi. They have a great
management and bunch of players,” he concluded.
So far Akmal has played 69 matches for the Zalmi where he
scored 1820 and scored three centuries – most by any player in the PSL.
He is among the five star players of Pakistan who were
demoted for the upcoming season. The list includes, Mohammad Amir, Shahid
Afridi, Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez.
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