Akmal needs PM Imran to query PCB chairman on deteriorating commonplace of cricket

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Out-of-favour wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal believes that Prime Minister Imran Khan ought to query Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani on the deteriorating commonplace of cricket within the nation.

Akmal, 38, thought of one of many higher wicket-keeper batsmen, was unable to discover a spot even within the sizable 29-man squad for the upcoming tour. He was ruing that and questioning why he’s on the outs with the selectors when he made the comment about Mani.

In an interview with Geo Super, Akmal expressed his disappointment at being continuously ignored regardless of what he stated had been his stellar performances within the home circuit.

“I am not getting a chance despite my performances. The way I have been treated over the last five years is no secret,” he stated.

“The previous selection committee did not pick teams on merit. Performances were sidelined and the sole selection criteria back then was personal likeness. The people in coaching and management setup over the last five-six years have hurt our cricket.”

Akmal, nevertheless, didn’t go for a head-on collision with the incumbent setup, saying that he hopes Misbah-ul-Haq’s regime would deal with him in another way as in comparison with the Mickey Arthur and co.

“Misbah knows the value of performance and I’m hopeful that I’ll be picked in the future,” he stated.

Akmal, in idea, is in direct competitors with Mohammad Rizwan and Sarfaraz Ahmed for the only real wicketkeeping spot within the nationwide staff. His batting prowess implies that he believes greater than one of many three can play in the identical line-up.

“Having two or three wicketkeepers is not an issue. If they’re great batsmen, then this should be overlooked,” he said.