Senior Pakistan wicket-keeper-batsman Kamran Akmal continues to score heavily in the domestic circuit and recently reached the landmark of 13,000 runs in first-class cricket. Despite a mountain of runs under his belt, the 37-year-old has failed to make the cut for the national side over the past few years.
Delving into the selection policies existing in Pakistan cricket currently, Kamran declared there was a needless focus on performances in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). He complained about the lack of importance given to four-day cricket before fast-tracking youngsters into the team.
“Youngsters are groomed alongside seniors. They're kept with the team for 2-3 tours which matures them. Thereon, a couple of seasons in domestic cricket polishes them. If a few matches in the PSL remains the selection criteria, it is not good. Maturity comes with four-day cricket," Kamran said.