Pakistan cricketer Kamran Akmal has refused to play in the upcoming edition of the Pakistan Super League after being picked in the lowest category in players’ drafts by Peshawar Zalmi. He is the most capped player in the history of the league and is also the second highest run-scorer in the competition.

Namibia skipper Gerhard Erasmus is ready to replace the veteran cricketer for free. Meanwhile, Netherland’s cricketer Maxwell O’Dowd also expressed his keenness in the tournament.

“If it has to end like this, so be it, but I am not going to play with such humiliation. This is an embarrassment. You don’t treat a player like this. With all the runs I have scored in the league, I deserve better. I agree that rejigging the categories wasn’t the franchises’ prerogative, it was Ramiz Raja [PCB chairman] who reworked the categories. But being picked in Silver was a further demotion,” said Akmal while speaking to ESPNcricinfo after being picked in the silver category.

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