PSL 8: Kamran Akmal likely to get coaching role in Peshawar Zalmi

The wicket-keeper batter represented Peshawar Zalmi from 2016 to 2022

January 25, 2023
Kamran Akmal in action for Peshawar Zalmi - PCB

Wicket-keeper batter Kamran Akmal is likely to get a coaching role in Peshawar Zalmi for Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 8, pacer Wahab Riaz told in an exclusive interview. 

During the interview, when Wahab was asked whether he will miss his senior Zalmi teammate Kamran, he said the cricketer is most likely to join his coaching setup of the 2017 PSL champions.

"Surely, his absence will highly be felt," said Wahab. "But, I have heard that he is most likely to get a coaching job in Zalmi setup," he added. 

Kamran, 41, played for Zalmi from 2016 to 2022. He is currently the second-highest scorer in PSL with 1972 runs in 74 innings. He also holds the record for most centuries (3) in PSL. His batting average in the league is 27.38. 

Zalmi didn't retain Kamran for the eighth edition of the PSL. He was released in the draft which took place last December. However, he alongside many senior players including Mohammad Hafeez went unpicked. 

In one of the biggest trades of PSL 8, Zalmi roped in Babar in the Platinum category and the first pick in the supplementary round for Haider Ali and Shoaib Malik who moved to Karachi Kings in Platinum and Diamond categories, respectively, before the trade and retention window closed last year.

PSL 8 

The PSL 8 will kick off on February 13 when defending champions Lahore Qalandars take on 2021 champions Multan Sultans in the opening clash at the Multan Cricket Stadium after the first-ever opening ceremony at this venue.