“Please release me, I don’t need sympathy,” Kamran Akmal miffed with a silver category contract in PSL draft

Kamran Akmal wanted to be signed as a platinum category player

The former Pakistan wicketkeeper batsman Kamran Akmal has decided that he won’t play in the next season of the PSL as he thinks he doesn’t deserve to be picked in the silver category of the draft for all that he has done for Pakistan cricket and in the PSL in the past.

Kamran Akmal has been a platinum category player in the PSL for a long time as he has been one of the most destructive batsmen in the league at the top of the order, but he was put in the gold category ahead of this season’s PSL draft.

However, when Kamran didn’t have any takers even in the gold category and his name eventually went to the silver category, his old team Peshawar Zalmi eventually picked him. But, Kamran vented out his frustration on his youtube channel as he called it an act of sympathy by Zalmi.

According to Kamran, he is very thankful and grateful for the opportunuty that Peshawar Zalmi gave him, but he just doesn’t think that he should accept their offer of playing as a silver category player in the next PSL season. He doesn’t need any sympathy from a franchise just because he has played for them for a long time.

Silver category is there for the youngsters, not for me: Kamran Akmal

Kamran Akmal reckons silver category is there for the youngsters who are extremely talented, but have not proven themselves at the highest level. It’s a stepping stone for them, not for an established player like him who has already been one of the top performers in the league for a long time.

The 39-year old wicketkeeper batsman insisted that he was firstly not happy about the fact that he was put in the gold category by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) because he thought his performance in the past two PSL seasons were up to the standards of platinum category. And now that he has been signed as a silver category player, he doesn’t think it’s appropriate for him to play.



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