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Last Update on: January 9th, 2019 at 11:19 pm

Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman, Kamran Akmal blamed head coach Mickey Arthur and concurrent national team captain Sarfraz Ahmed for their biased approach in team selection.

Speaking at the National Stadium in Karachi, Kamran said the coach and the skipper have the power to decide about the squad.

National chief Selector of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Inzamam-Ul-Haq does not have anything to announce while taking such kind of decisions, according to Kamran.

“These days, only the coach and captain decide who plays in the side,” Kamran revealed.


“It seems that the chief selector does not have a major say in such decisions although the decision should be unanimously taken by all three,” Kamran added.

Meanwhile, Kamran was emotional while stating that a miracle can only give him a chance to represent the national side.

“Should I burn my kit bag or hit myself with a bat? Perhaps the only time I will come under reckoning is courtesy a miracle,” Akmal maintained.

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Kamran will be representing Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) in the upcoming season Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. He believes that he is capable of playing in the future. And is hopeful to offer a lot to Pakistan at the highest level.

“My fitness and performance is there for everyone to see. I don’t think my cricket playing days are over yet,” he remarked.

Moreover, Kamran Akmal also blamed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for issuing notices to the players while they raise their opinion and due rights.

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“If I am going to raise voice for my rights, a notice will be served in response,” he expresses.

The 36-year-old, Akmal has played 53 Test matches scoring 2,648 runs for his team. His best score was 158 runs. Moreover, he also played 157 One-day International matches scoring 3,236 runs.

Kamran Akmal played his last Twenty20 International match against Windies on 2 April 2017.

The Lahore-based cricketer Akmal is not only an exciting batsman but also boasts about 1,659 catches and 326 stumpings across formats (including domestic and international games).

With Pakistan yet to announce their Asia Cup 2018 squad, it would be interesting to see how Mickey Arthur alongside Sarfraz Ahmed will contribute in their best possible way.

Arijit Chatterjee

An avid sports lover