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Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed said there is nothing stopping batsman Umar Akmal from reviving his career.
Akmal is playing domestic cricket again after being banned for failing to report corrupt approaches.
He recently played for the Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), which is the team Sarfaraz is captaining.
The former Pakistan captain acknowledged that a strong campaign in the PSL could help Akmal take big strides towards an international comeback.
“This is an important tournament for him personally as well since [the] PSL is watched around the globe and with good performances here, he can revive his career,” he told Cricket Pakistan.
Sarfaraz will now be getting himself ready for Pakistan’s first home series against Australia in 24 years.
The series will consist of three Tests, three ODIs and a one-off T20 International.
The three Tests will be played from March 4 to 25, with the first one being held in Rawalpindi, the second in Karachi and the third in Lahore.
The two sides will then play the three ODIs and one-off T20 International from March 29 to April 5 in Rawalpindi.