Namibia Captain Asks To Be Picked “For Free” In PSL
CRICDOT DESK : Kamran Akmal chose not to play in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in 2022 after being drafted in the lowest player category by his old team Peshawar Zalmi. The 39-year-old was promoted from diamond to gold by the Pakistan Cricket Commission (PCB). But it was ultimately the final choice of Peshawar from the Silver category. Talking to ESPN cricinfo, the wicketkeeper batter called it “humiliation” and announced that he would not participate in the tournament. ESPN cricinfo shared his quote on Twitter, saying that Namibia cricket captain Gerhard Erasmus wants to play for free on PSL.
“Choose me, I’m there for free,” Erasmus wrote.
Catch me, I’m there for free.
-Gerhard erasmus (@gerharderasmus) December 13, 2021 Meanwhile, Dutch cricket player Maxwell Odaud also retweeted his original post, expressing his desire to compete in next year’s tournament.
Ready to replace! ?? I like to play! https://t.co/5uX6183lnQ
-Maxwell O’Dowd (@ Maxiboi23) December 13, 2021 Akumal said on Monday that it was also “confused.”
“If I had to end it this way, yes, I wouldn’t play with such humiliation,” he said.
“That’s a shame. It’s not how you treat the player. With every run I shot in the league, I earned better.”
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Akmal is the player with the most caps in PSL history and the second highest run scorer in the tournament.