Top Pakistani cricketer announces retirement from all forms of cricket
Veteran wicketkeeper-batter Kamran Akmal Tuesday confirmed his retirement from all forms of cricket.
In a press conference in the port city, Akmal said he is now focused on new roles in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). “Obviously, I will not be playing cricket anymore due to new roles in PCB,” responded Kamran who was added to the national men’s selection committee alongside Yasir Hameed and Mohammad Sami with Haroon Rashid as chairman.
“I will be playing small leagues but that too depends on my responsibilities in a new role given to me by PCB,” he added.
Kamran also refused to blame anyone behind him for being sidelined from cricket.
The right-hander, who is an all-time second-highest run-scorer in Pakistan Super League (PSL) with 1,972 runs in 74 innings, went unpicked in the eighth edition’s players’ draft.
He is currently working as a batting mentor with Peshawar Zalmi for a week.
The batter represented Pakistan in 53 Tests, 157 ODIs, and 58 T20Is and last played an international match back in 2017 in West Indies. Earlier, Umar Akmal was hopeful for his brother Kamran’s successful run as national men’s team selector.