Kamran Akmal

  • Kamran Akmal hurt at being ignored by selectors July 18, 2014

    Karachi: Discarded wicketkeeperbatsman Kamran Akmal has said senior players need to be given more respect in Pakistan cricket. The experienced campaigner, who has been ignored by the cricket board and national selectors since the World T20 in Bangladesh, said that it was not fair for the selectors to judge a player...
  • Pakistan players face fines over lack of fitness April 30, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan players will be fined and face being dropped from the team if they do not meet required fitness standards in new plans designed by the national selection committee to prepare for the 2015 World Cup. Chief selector Moin Khan said unless players raised their fitness standards and worked on...
  • Abdul Razzaq, Shoaib Malik ignored from Pakistan training camp April 29, 2014

    Karachi: Senior Pakistan players Abdul Razzaq, Shoaib Malik and Kamran Akmal do not feature in a list of 36 players selected for a monthlong training camp to be held at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore starting May 6. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) though has included a number of outoffavour players like Nasir...
  • World T20 warm-up: Kamran, Hafeez take Pakistan to a nervy-win over New Zealand March 18, 2014

    Mirpur: Kamran Akmal and Mohammad Hafeez made the difference with stroke-filled half-centuries to guide Pakistan to a nervy six-wicket win that came in the penultimate ball over New Zealand in their first ICC World Twenty20 warm-up game at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Monday. Kamran (52 in 45 balls) and Hafeez (55...
  • Kamran, Malik summoned for T20 WC; Fawad Alam for Asia Cup February 19, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan summoned seemingly forgotten wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal and allrounder Shoaib Malik on Friday for the Twenty20 World Cup and recalled middleorder batsman Fawad Alam for the preceding Asia Cup. Kamran will challenge his brother Umar for the wicketkeeping slot as the younger brother has been keeping wickets regularly since...
  • Akmal, Malik return in Pakistan's initial World Twenty20 squad January 20, 2014

    Lahore: Wicketkeeper batsman Kamran Akmal and former captain Shoaib Malik were Monday named in Pakistan's preliminary 30man squad for the World Twenty20 to be held in Bangladesh. Malik led Pakistan to runnersup spot in the inaugural World Twenty20 in South Africa in 2007 and was part of Pakistan's Twenty20 squad...
  • Kamran Akmal, a few others set to miss PCB central contracts December 29, 2013

    Karachi: Some senior Pakistan players such as Kamran Akmal may not be given central contracts for the year 2014 as the Cricket Board and national selectors have decided to reward inform younger players. An official of the Pakistan Cricket Board confirmed that the selectors had been told to prepare a preliminary...
  • Wrong to compare Umar with Kohli, says Kamran November 3, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan's outoffavour wicketkeeperbatsman Kamran Akmal said it was wrong to compare Umar Akmal with Virat Kohli, despite both of them making their international debut around the same time, as his younger brother did not bat at a regular position in the batting order unlike the Indian batting star. Former players...
  • Trying to make a comeback, Kamran ready to open for Pakistan July 19, 2013

    Karachi: In his quest to make another comeback to the national team, Pakistan's outoffavour wicketkeeperbatsman, Kamran Akmal is ready to compromise on his batting positing, saying he can even play as an opening batsman. Kamran, 31, who has played 53 Tests, 154 oneday internationals and 50 T20 matches for his country...
  • Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal dropped from West Indies tour probables June 22, 2013

    Karachi: The Pakistan selectors on Saturday decided to drop the senior trio of Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal and Imran Farhat from the probables list in the wake of team's failure in the Champions Trophy but at the same time recalled veterans Shahid Afridi and Younis Khan for West Indies tour. A...
  • Pakistan beat Ireland to win 2match ODI series May 27, 2013

    Dublin: Kamran Akmal and tailender Wahab Riaz made a late recovery to help Pakistan beat Ireland by two wickets on Sunday to win 10 in the twomatch, oneday international series. Akmal scored 81 off 85 balls and Riaz plundered four sixes and four fours in an unbeaten 47 off 35...
  • Pakistan A beat Afghanistan to take ODI series 20 February 13, 2013

    Lahore: Gulbodin Naib's maiden hundred at any level failed to stop Pakistan 'A' winning the second oneday match against Afghanistan by six wickets here on Tuesday, as the hosts took the series 20. Naib, 21, hit a 93ball 100 at number eight to lift Afghanistan from a precarious 776, hitting 13...
  • Aggression is the key to tame South Africa: Kamran Akmal February 9, 2013

    Lahore: Senior wicketkeeperbatsman, Kamran Akmal believes the only way for Pakistan to make a comeback in threeTest series against South Africa is to play aggressively and positively against their fearsome pace attack. "Given the nature of the pitches in South Africa which have pace and bounce you have to keep...
  • Umar Akmal draws criticism from former players January 8, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan's young batsman Umar Akmal has drawn flak from former players and critics for his belowpar performance during the justconcluded tour of India. Even Pakistan's former captain Wasim Akram singled out Umar for criticism after the third and final onedayer in Delhi on Sunday. "When will Umar learn to play...
  • 'What was wrong with you?' Ishant asks Kamran December 28, 2012

    Karachi: Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal and Indian pacer Ishant Sharma, who were fined after a verbal duel in the first T20 international at Bangalore, have buried the hatchet and are now the best of friends, according to a leading Pakistani newspaper. 'The Express' newspaper reported Thursday that after the match,...
  • Ishant, Kamran fined for verbal faceoff December 26, 2012

    Dubai: The ICC on Wednesday penalised Indian pacer Ishant Sharma and Pakistan batsman Kamran Akmal for an altercation during the opening Twenty20 International between the archrivals in Bangalore. While Akmal was penalised 5 per cent of his match fee after he pleaded guilty to breaches of Article 2.1.8 of the...
  • Captains play down IshantAkmal faceoff December 26, 2012

    Bangalore: Playing down the faceoff between Indian pacer Ishant Sharma and Pakistan batsman Kamran Akmal in the first Twenty20 international here, captains of both the sides said it was a minor argument which ended with an exchange of smiles between the two. A heated argument erupted between the two and umpires...
  • Kamran helps Pakistan down India in warmup September 17, 2012

    Colombo: An exceptional 90 off just 52 balls from Kamran Akmal denied India their second straight warmup win and took Pakistan to a victory with five deliveries to spare at the P Sara Oval on Monday. Chasing 186, Pakistan lost two wickets in the fourth over but Kamran was able...
  • PCB to impose stiff penalties on Zulqarnain September 4, 2012

    Lahore: Pakistan's discarded wicketkeeperbatsman, Zulqarnain Haider faces stiff penalties under the anticorruption code as he failed to respond to the Pakistan Cricket Board's notice after he made allegations against the national team keeper, Kamran Akmal and others. Haider was asked by the board to furnish evidence to substantiate the allegations he...
  • T20 WC key to India tour selection: Akmal August 24, 2012

    Colombo: Having made a comeback into the Pakistan team after a gap of one year, senior wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal is determined to do well in the coming ODI series against Australia and in the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka to get selected for the threematch ODI series against India...
  • PCB asks Haider to prove corruption allegations August 24, 2012

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board has asked discarded wicketkeeperbatsman Zulqarnain Haider to present evidence to back up his corruption allegations against Kamran Akmal and other unnamed players by August 31 or face disciplinary action. PCB's Chief Operating Officer Subhan Ahmed told the media that the Board had taken serious notice of...
  • Haider faces domestic ban after outburst August 17, 2012

    Lahore: Pakistan's discarded wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider could be debarred from playing domestic cricket after his latest outburst against Kamran Akmal. "The legal department in the board is having a look at Zulqarnain's message on his facebook account and his subsequent comments in the media on Kamran Akmal," a Pakistan Cricket Board...
  • Younis dropped, Kamran recalled for Aus ODIs August 13, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan have dropped former captain Younis Khan and recalled wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal for the threematch oneday international series against Australia later this month. Akmal has not played international cricket since last year's World Cup, and appeared before the Pakistan Cricket Board integrity committee last month. Younis is apparently being left out...
  • Kamran Akmal is eligible for selection: ICC July 27, 2012

    Lahore: The ICC has said that Kamran Akmal was always eligible for selection in the Pakistan cricket team and they did not need to issue any clearance for his inclusion in the national squad. PCB Chairman Zaka Ashraf had earlier in an interview said that the Board had sought permission...
  • Akmal, Sami set to get central contracts July 23, 2012

    Lahore: A PCB committee has recommended that wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal and Mohammad Sami be offered central contracts for the year 2012. PCB sources said that the committee, headed by Intikhab Alam, had recommended that Akmal, fast bowlers Sami and Mohammad Talha should be offered central contracts. All these players were ignored...