Kamran Akmal and Peshawar Zalmi part ways after ‘wonderful journey’

He was part of the team since 2016

By Web Desk
November 01, 2022
Kamran Akmal celebrates after reaching fifty — PCB

KARACHI: Veteran wicketkeeper-batter Kamran Akmal’s seven-year journey with Peshawar Zalmi came to an end on Tuesday, after the Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise decided that they will not retain him for season eight.

The development was confirmed by Kamran Akmal on his official YouTube channel, where he revealed that newly-appointed head coach Darren Sammy told him about the team’s decision to not retain the opener for the upcoming edition of the PSL.

"I am not part of Peshawar Zalmi anymore. Head Coach Darren Sammy informed me that Peshawar Zalmi will not retain me for PSL 8. I will be available for selection in the draft of PSL 8 now, though. Let's see which franchise picks me," said Akmal.

Later in a tweet on his official Twitter account, Akmal thanked Zalmi for their continued support during his time with the franchise.

Akmal is the second highest run-scorer in the history of the PSL, with 1972 runs in 75 matches at an average of 27.38 and strike-rate of 136.94.

The right-hander also has three centuries to his name in PSL, which is most by any player in the tournament.

The 40-year-old also did a good job behind the stumps, with most number, 62, of dismissals in PSL history.