Kamran Akmal announces retirement from all forms of cricket

Image: Kamran Akmal bids farewell to cricket, ready to take on new challenges in the PCB

After a successful career as a wicketkeeper-batter, Pakistan’s Kamran Akmal has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. Kamran has been appointed to the national men’s selection committee alongside Yasir Hameed, Mohammad Sami, and Haroon Rashid as the chairman.

Despite being an all-time second-highest run scorer in the Pakistan Super League with 1972 runs in 74 innings, Kamran declined to attribute his exit from the sport to any specific cause. He is currently serving as a batting mentor for Peshawar Zalmi for a week.

I may participate in small leagues, says Kamran Akmal

 In a press conference, Kamran stated, “I will not be playing cricket anymore due to my new roles in the Pakistan Cricket Board. However, I may participate in small leagues, subject to my responsibilities in my new role.”

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Throughout his career, Kamran represented Pakistan in 53 Tests, 157 ODIs, and 58 T20Is. Reflecting on his career, Kamran added, “I have been blessed with the opportunities to represent my country and play the sport I love. I am grateful for the experiences and memories I have made.”

Umar Akmal and Shahid Afridi put believe in Kamran Akmal for new roles

Kamran’s brother, Umar Akmal, expressed confidence in Kamran’s abilities as a national team selector, stating, “Kamran knows cricket very well and he will give players fair chances.”

 Former Test cricketer Shahid Khan Afridi also supported Kamran’s appointment as the head of the selection committee for the U13, U16, and U19 regional and district teams. Afridi praised Kamran’s honesty, hard-working nature, and boldness in making player selections.

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