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Pakistan cricketer Kamran Akmal was reportedly upset that fellow wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan was given the best wicketkeeper award for the National T20 Cup.
According to sources, as reported by Cricket Pakistan, Akmal, who played for Central Punjab, felt that he deserved the award since he had the most dismissals with 11, which included eight catches and three stumpings.
Rizwan, who captained Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to victory in the tournament, had eight dismissals in total, with six catches and two stumpings.
However, Rizwan had four outfield catches included in his statistics when he was not donning the keeping gloves. This is highly odd as wicketkeeper and outfield catches are tallied separately.
When questioned about this, PCB’s Media Manager Domestic Cricket, Ahsan Nagi, said Rizwan “was instrumental in his team’s victories, both, as a regular fielder and wicketkeeper”
“Also, Rizwan’s impact, on basis of points system, solely as a wicketkeeper was 0.8 which is better as compared to Kamran Akamal’s 1.1,” Nagi added.