Karachi, May 12: Snubbed Pakistan wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal and all-rounder Abdul Razzaq have expressed their disappointment over being continuously left out of the national team.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), which recently announced three separate squads for next month’s tour of Sri Lanka, had not included the duo in any of the teams, reports the Daily Times.
“I am doing well at the domestic level and am fit and want to play for my country but I don’t know why I am continuously left out of the team,” Kamran said.
The 30-year-old keeper-batsman has not played for Pakistan since the World Cup 2011 semi-final against India in March.
Kamran, who was investigated over fixing allegations, claimed the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) integrity committee gave him clearance.
“This is not fair to level allegations against me because I have satisfied everyone, including the International Cricket Council (ICC),” he added.
Kamran has so far played 53 Tests, 137 one-dayers and 38 Twenty20′s for Pakistan.
All-rounder Razzaq also criticised the selection for the Sri Lanka tour.
“I am very sad at not being selected. I am fit and have recently played in the domestic events but it is surprising how the selectors keep ignoring me,” said Razzaq, 32.
Razzaq has not been selected since being sent home from United Arab Emirates in November last year following a shoulder injury against Sri Lanka.
He has so far played 46 Tests, 265 one-day and 26 Twenty20 internationals.
“I have a contract with Leicestershire in English season so I will go there and play with a hope that my performance will convince the national selectors,” said Razzaq. (ANI)