Pakistan team for New Zealand tour announced
The Pakistan team for the series against New Zealand was announced and wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal wasn’t given a selection. The selectors announced the teams for the T20Is and the Test matches and Akmal wasn’t afforded a place in either of the sides.
In place of Kamran Akmal, his younger brother Adnan Akmal has been given another chance.
Apart from Akmal’s exclusion, Shoaib Malik continued to remain out of the side as well after consistent failures on the tour of England. Malik was not selected for the series against South Africa either.
However, the plot thickened when it was announced that the non-inclusion of the pair was because the Pakistan Cricket Board had not given the clearance to the Pakistani selectors to get them in. According to the Pakistan chief selector,