PSL 7: Kamran Akmal reaches positive terms with Zalmi over relegation issue

Kamran Akmal decides to take back his decision to withdraw from PSL 7 after discussions with Zalmi coach and director Mohammad Akram

December 15, 2021
Kamran Akmal. --AFP/File

PESHAWAR: Peshawar Zalmi's star cricketer Kamran Akmal has decided to take back his decision to withdraw from the seventh edition of Pakistan Super League after discussions with Peshawar Zalmi's coach and director Mohammad Akram.

The cricketer had expressed unhappiness at being picked by the PSL franchise in the Silver category of the upcoming season and as a mark of protest had announced he does not wish to be part of the tournament this time.

In a conversation on his YouTube channel "Catch and bat with Kamran Akmal", the cricketer had said: "Perhaps the team has no use for me anymore and the PSL would do better to give a chance to younger players rather than pick me in the Silver category".

The batter was also unhappy with PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja who had criticised Akmal’s decision.

Peshawar Zalmi management held a meeting with the cricketer to address his concerns after which he withdrew his decision.

Mohammad Akram said that Kamran Akmal has always been their key player and will be part of Peshawar Zalmi in the seventh edition of PSL.

Faizan Lakhani is Deputy Editor (Sports) at Geo News.