Kamran, who played in 268 international matches for Pakistan until 2017, was also dropped by Peshawar Zalmi for the eighth season of the Pakistan Super League.
After being named to the national selection committee, Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter Kamran Akmal announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Tuesday. Kamran told the media that he had retired with immediate effect because he had also taken up coaching as a profession. “I don’t think you can focus on playing after you become a coach or a national selector,” he said.
Kamran, who played in 268 international matches for Pakistan until 2017, was also dropped by Pakistan Super League franchise Peshawar Zalmi for the eighth season, opting instead to hire him as a coach.
Kamran, Pakistan captain Babar Azam’s first cousin, expressed admiration for the latter’s cricketing abilities.
“He is one our great batters and my job as selector and as coach in Zalmi is to help him fine tune himself as a captain and as a batsman. But, as we’ve seen over the years, he has no flaws in his batting.” Kamran stated that in order to be considered for national selection again, his younger brother Umar Akmal would have to perform consistently and prove his fitness.