Posts Tagged Kamran-Akmal

Pakistan players pitch for inclusion of T20 cricket in Olympics

July 29, 2012 | Cricket | | 1 Comment

Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik on Friday said that he will rooting for his wife and Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, who will be starting her Olympic campaign on Saturday with women’s doubles partner Rushmi Chakravarthi.

“I don’t know whether cricket will ever be part of the Olympic Games.

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Kamran Akmal returns for Pakistan

July 17, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments

Wicket keeper Kamran Akmal has been recalled by Pakistan for the Twenty20s against Australia in August, and September’s World Twenty20. Kamran, who last played for Pakistan in the 2011 World Cup, was cleared by the PCB’s integrity committee earlier this month.

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Kamran Akmal makes World T20 provisional squad

July 11, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments

Kamran Akmal, the Pakistan wicketkeeper who is awaiting clearance by the PCB’s integrity committee, has been named in the country’s provisional 30-man squad for September’s World Twenty20. It is as yet unclear, though, as to whether Kamran was cleared by the committee. He had been summoned to appear before it on July 4.

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Akmal brothers involved in Afridi’s removal: Haider

October 17, 2011 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

Akmal brothers involved in Afridi’s removal: HaiderFormer Pakistan wicket-keeper Zulqarnain Hadier said Monday that Kamran Akmal and Umer Akmal were involved in the removal of former skipper Shahid Afridi.

Haider added that the Akmal brothers were involved in politicking in order to secure their place in the Pakistani side.

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No central contracts for Afridi, Kamran Akmal

August 10, 2011 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

No central contracts for Afridi, Kamran AkmalFormer Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi and wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal do not figure in the latest list of PCB central contracts. Younis Khan, who was banned for disciplinary reasons following a winless tour of Australia in 2009-10 and was out of last year’s list, has been awarded a Category A contract this time along with current captain Misbah-ul-Haq, allrounder Mohammad Hafeez, spinners Saeed Ajmal and Abdur Rehman, and fast bowler Umar Gul – the only player retained in the top category from last year’s list.

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Dropped Kamran ready to play as batsman

April 26, 2011 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal, who was Kamran Akmal dropped from Pakistan’s squad for the Twenty20 and ODI tour of West Indies, has said that he is ready to make his comeback into the national side as a “specialist batsman”.

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Ajmal still a match-winner – Akmal

May 17, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal has defended Saeed Ajmal’s reputation after Pakistan’s shock defeat against Australia in the ICC World Twenty20 semi-final in St Lucia. Australia needed 18 off the final over, in which Michael Hussey bludgeoned the offspinner Ajmal for three sixes and a four to hand his team a miraculous win. Ajmal was crestfallen after Pakistan conceded a game which was only theirs to lose, but Akmal said he was still a match-winner.

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Pakistan overcome Ashraful assault for 21-run win

May 2, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

Pakistan survived a Mohammad Ashraful scare to begin the defence of their world title at St Lucia with a 21-run win over Bangladesh. Kamran Akmal and Salman Butt had laid the foundations with a 142-run stand that should’ve put the game beyond Bangladesh. But Ashraful, with Shakib Al Hasan for company, took a real pop at an imposing 173-run target, before Mohammad Sami swung a slow-burning game decisively Pakistan’s way.

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Kamran Akmal axed for UAE series

February 10, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

kamranKamran Akmal has paid the price for his fumbles during the Australian tour, as well as his repeated statements to the press in the run-up to the Hobart Test, by being dropped from Pakistan’s Twenty20 squad to take on England in Dubai on February 19-20.

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Tait leads Australia’s great escape

February 6, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

gulShaun Tait proved he can still be a force at international level as he helped Australia to a tense two-run win that completed a clean-sweep across all three formats against Pakistan this summer. Tait bowled the fastest ball ever recorded in Australia and grabbed 3 for 13 including the key wicket of Kamran Akmal, who had threatened to end Australia’s streak with his highest Twenty20 score.

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