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Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal voiced his anger towards the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for overlooking players who have been performing consistently for the last few years in domestic cricket.
Akmal, who last played international cricket in April 2017, is one of those players as he has starred in a number of competitions, while others include batsman Fawad Alam, former captain Salman Butt and pace bowler Mohammad Asif.
Akmal questioned the PCB’s selection criteria and hopes the new selection committee will pick players based on their performances in domestic cricket.
“It is disappointing to be out of the national side despite my performance in domestic cricket – which is the main criteria of selection,” he told cricketpakistan.com.pk. “Players who have not even played domestic cricket for two to three years are getting regular chances to play for Pakistan.
“Unnecessary experimentation is hurting Pakistan cricket, which is evident from our position in the Test and ODI arena. I hope the new selection committee and PCB ensures that, in the future, the deserving players get the chance to play for Pakistan.”