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Kamran Akmal to lead Pakistan in Super Sixes

Kamran Akmal. -File photo

LAHORE: Pakistan on Monday named wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal to lead the side's defence of the Hong Kong Super Sixes title later this month.

Pakistan face arch-rivals India, Sri Lanka and the Netherlands in Pool B of the eight-team tournament, with Australia, England, South Africa and Hong Kong in Pool A.

Pakistan beat England in last year's final to secure their fifth title in the tournament, first staged in 1992.

The event will be held on October 27 and 28. The teams consist of six players with one player as substitute.


Kamran Akmal (captain), Umar Akmal, Owais Zia, Hammad Azam, Yasir Shah, Junaid Khan, Tanveer Ahmed.

Comments (22) Closed

Oct 15, 2012 02:53pm
Don't pay your taxes and you'll be promoted. That's the normal theme in Pakistan, I guess :) Last month there was an article about Kamran Akmal from FBR that he hasn't paid a single penny in taxes since he started playing Cricket. What a shame!
Oct 15, 2012 06:13pm
What a disaster for the team and nation, but not for him and PCB.
Oct 15, 2012 06:13pm
oops! Are there any match fixing options in super sixes events?
Oct 15, 2012 10:40pm
These two brothers are more sincere to each other rather than country. These persons should be banned in all forms of cricket. However our biased board has made the more culprit as captain
Oct 16, 2012 07:04am
I think Nasir Jamshed & Ahmad shahzad would have been better choice in place of Owais zia & Tanveer Ahmed for this form of cricket
Oct 15, 2012 04:14pm
why sohail tanvir is not included in this squad. he was a best performer in last tournament.
Oct 15, 2012 08:39pm
Why are concerned? Tax department? ask them how to do this....how much under the table Cricket and wicket keeping is not less Taxing...
Oct 16, 2012 06:53am
this cup belongs to pakistan
Amir Ali Rajani
Oct 16, 2012 04:29am
All PCB contracted players have taxes deducted at source by PCB. The article was about not filing tax return which more than half of the country don't do. The only tax evasion he might be doing is on the earning from domestic competitions in Pakistan. No taxes are to be paid on foreign earnings i.e. IPL etc.
No emotions
Oct 15, 2012 04:09pm
No Riaz, the new report said that Kamran has not filed tax return, there is difference in not paying tax and not filing return. In fact reports said that all cricketrs have paid taxes.
Oct 16, 2012 05:31am
Super fixer rewarded by PCB for dropping catches in recent T 20 world cup. Each PCB chief outperforms the previous one in favoritism, nepotism and regionalism.
Oct 16, 2012 09:12am
I wonder why this non-performer Kamran Akmal keeps getting selected in the Pakistan team. Besides his repeated failures in the past, he was also a complete flop in the recent T20 World cup.
Oct 16, 2012 05:29am
Again no razzak in this team. what a shame..
Oct 15, 2012 03:56pm
Another tournament ? We had World cup and followed by T20 world cup. How many more tournaments do we want ? It appears every cricket playing country will be champion in one format.
Syed W. Ali
Oct 15, 2012 10:48pm
Oh Man! What happened to Nasir Jamshed? Why not Umar Akmal? The two in-form players capable of hitting sixes are not on the roster. And yes, Sohail Tanvir should have been picked in place of Tanweer Ahmed. I would even buy Umar Gul in the line up given his recent batting performance. Then again, we should applaud PCB for not selecting Imran Farhat and Shoaib Malid, the under-performing constant faces in the greens.
Oct 16, 2012 09:42am
What??? Kamran Akmal has once again become a fixture in this team? This is a corrupt board with corrupt selection on the basis of nepotism. I will not be supporting Pakistan.
Oct 16, 2012 10:59am
Uh... Umar Akmal is the second name in the aquad, right after big brother. Please read again.
Oct 16, 2012 06:37am
Yes i can. PARCHI, SAFARISH, CORRUPTION 3 synonyms for Pakistan
Ahsan Ahmed
Oct 16, 2012 08:57am
Tanvir Ahmed is a test player but treated extremely unfairly by PCB. Same is Khalid Latif and Fawad Alam, both test players inserted in T20 to make them look bad. Kamran Akmal will play for Pakistan as long as he is alive, dropping catches and batting poorly. Kamran Akmal and PCB are in some sort of illigitimate affair !!!
Oct 16, 2012 06:04am
Why and for what Akmal brothers are being showered with offers and rewarded. Can anyone explain please .....
Oct 16, 2012 06:54am
no razzak uffff
Morad 786
Oct 16, 2012 05:58am
Good Luck Pakistan!