Liking and disliking in domestic, national team will damage Pakistan cricket: Kamran Akmal

'PCB Chairman must start from High Performance camp,' said the wicketkeeper batter

By Web Desk
September 25, 2022
Kamran Akmal — AFP/file

KARACHI: Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter Kamran Akmal stated that liking and disliking culture in the national and domestic teams will damage Pakistan cricket.

In an interview with local media, Kamran said: "I have been talking for the last four to five years about liking and disliking in the team. The same thing is happening in domestic cricket. This will damage Pakistan cricket as these things are coming out and have now become obvious."

The 40-year-old added that when they used to play in the national team, the culture wasn't there.

"The concerned individuals used to form good teams. The best way is to dig out performance. We can't say only the captain is doing it. PCB Chairman must start from High Performance camp where best coaches are thrown out and friends are being appointed," he maintained.

Earlier, Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik said that friendships, liking, and disliking culture is going on in the Pakistan team after the Green Shirts' loss against Sri Lanka in the T20 Asia Cup 2022 final at the Dubai International Stadium on September 11.

Moreover, Kamran termed team management as "egoistic", saying they have never been blamed for the bad performance of the national team.

"There is no coordination in management; they are egoistic and think that they will remain in PCB for their whole life. I have seen that all the blame is associated with players and management doesn't take it on to them. The past three coaches also blamed players and didn't accept that our decisions were wrong," he added.