Get Umar Akmal back in the T20 team, Pakistan player says he can help solve the middle order woes

Kamran Akmal said get Umar Akmal back in the T20 team

Kamran Akmal: “Umar Akmal can also be selected, his case and punishment is now out of the way as well. We need to quickly start his rehab rather than delaying it”

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Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal said the selectors should get his brother Umar back in the T20 team.

Kamran noted that Umar, who last played international cricket in October 2019, can help solve the middle order woes the team has been experiencing for quite some time.

Umar was initially given a three-year ban for failing to report corrupt approaches ahead of last year’s Pakistan Super League (PSL), but it was cut to 18 months following an appeal in July 2020. It was then further reduced to 12 months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

He was also fined 4.25 million Pakistani rupees.

With the ban backdated to when he was suspended in February 2020, the 30-year-old is now free to resume playing cricket once he completes a rehabilitation programme.

Kamran has urged the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to get the rehabilitation programme started as soon as possible.

He also said he is willing to help Umar pay off the fine as he has “asked the PCB to deduct the fine from my PSL retainer”.

“Umar Akmal can also be selected, his case and punishment is now out of the way as well. We need to quickly start his rehab rather than delaying it,” Kamran told Cricket Pakistan.

“PCB should work with him at the high performance camp, like it does with other players and help him prepare for domestic cricket and [the] next PSL. As far [as] his fine is concerned, if Umar can’t pay, I have asked the PCB to deduct the fine from my PSL retainer.”

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4 thoughts on “Get Umar Akmal back in the T20 team, Pakistan player says he can help solve the middle order woes

  1. Akmals are spent cartridges best place is the bin have made enough money out of Pakistan cricket riches beyond their imagination should retire gracefully and let new players get a chance to play for Pakistan the younger Akmal is suited more for showbiz than the cricket field.

  2. Best T20i squad for WC/T20i
    Fakhar zaman
    Sharjeel khan
    Babar Azam
    M Rizwan
    M Hafeez
    Umer Akmal or Shoaib malik
    Shadab khan or Imad waseem
    Hassan Ali
    Wahab Raiz
    Shaheen Afridi
    M Amir

  3. PCB should nominate best squad for World T20 championships. I think, when Justice is not regularise amongst the players, we couldn’t sel the best deserved players:-
    My suggestion for Pakistan squad:-
    1. Sharjeel Khan (openner)
    2. Fakhar Zaman (openner)
    3. Babar Adam (Captain)
    4. Muhammad Hafeez
    5. Shoaib Malik / one of young best player
    6. Imad Waseem / Shadab Khan
    7. Hassan Ali
    8. Wahab Riaz/Faheem Ashraf
    9. Shaheen Shah Afridi
    10. Muhammad Amir/Haris Rauf
    Note:- Attitude and morale of the players should always be positive and highly strong for the Pakistan. Tnx

  4. Just by reading the headline, I was curious as who that idiot could be, asking his inclusion in national team. Only his brother could be that person who was by the way far better batsman than the idiot Umer Akmal.

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