Kamran Akmal says “Please release me”

Kamran Akmal has stated that he will not be participating in the Pakistan Super League’s seventh season. Akmal announced his retirement from the competition just a few days ago. Following relegation to the Silver level. Peshawar Zalmi selected Akmal in the Silver category of the PSL Player Draft 2022. On his YouTube channel, Akmal expressed his desire for the franchise to free him. Ahead of Pakistan’s main T20 tournament’s upcoming season. Instead of him, Akmal proposed it. Younger players should be given the chance to participate in that division. For the past six years, Akmal has represented the Peshawar franchise. He also stated that he did not expect any ‘compassion’ from the team’s management.

“Please release me because I don’t deserve to play in this category. The lower categories are better suited for youngsters. I don’t want Peshawar Zalmi‘s sympathy just because I have played for them in the past six seasons,” Kamran Akmal said.

Akmal was reportedly downgraded from Platinum to Gold at one point. Peshawar chose him in the Silver category. This seemed to have irritated the seasoned politician. As a result, he has resigned from his position. The gloveman clarified that his withdrawal has no bearing on his remuneration. He went on to say that the franchise had agreed to compensate him. Also, the same salary as the Gold category players.

Kamran Akmal says "Please release me"

Kamran Akmal

Kamran Akmal also believes that the lower categories are inappropriate for a player of his skill. Throughout the years, he has made a significant contribution to his team’s success. Akmal feels this after playing so much international cricket and having successful seasons in the PSL. He should not be playing at the Silver level.

“Despite my excellent track record, my category relegation from Platinum to Gold caught me off guard. Even after being dropped to the Gold group. I was still motivated to play. It’s difficult to get draft into a lower category. After having performed successfully for so many years. It’s not about the money. Or even if they agreed to pay me the Gold category compensation,” Kamran Akmal said.

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