Pakistan's veteran wicket-keeper batter Kamran Akmal on Tuesday announced retirement from all forms of cricket. The 41-year-old cricketer last played for Pakistan in 2017 where he represented the Men in Green in an ODI against West Indies in Guyana. Speaking to the media, Akmal said that he is now planning to focus on his new role. Notably, Kamran is named in the national selection committee.
Kamran Akmal made his debut in 2002 and represented his country in 53 Tests, 157 ODIs, and 58 T20Is. He scored 6871 runs in international cricket, which included 11 hundreds and 27 fifties.
After playing a key role for franchise Peshawar Zalmi in Pakistan Super League, Akmal was dropped for the 8th season of the tournament.
"Obviously, I will not be playing cricket anymore due to new roles in PCB. I don’t think after you come into coaching or become a national selector you can focus on playing,” Akmal said to the media.
However, Akmal also stated that he will feature in small leagues. “I will be playing in small leagues but that too depends on my responsibilities in a new role given to me by PCB,” he added.