#PSL7draft: Squads Finalized, Kamran Akmal Pulls Out

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Kamran Akmal, Umar Akmal’s Indecent Exposure, PSL 5, #PSL7draft
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All six franchises finalized their squads during the #PSL7draft yesterday. The annual tournament is scheduled to begin on January 27, 2022.

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#PSL7draft: A Look At the Squads

Shahnawaz Dahani #PSL6, Shoaib Akhtar Shahnawaz Dahani, Azhar Mahmood Andy Flower Dahani, Pakistan's #T20WC Squad, #PSL7draft
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Squads as finalized by the franchises are as below.

Islamabad United 
Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Hasan Ali, Alex Hales, Faheem Ashraf, Azam Khan, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Colin Munro, Marchant Delange, Muhammad Akhlaq, Reece Topley, Danish Aziz, Zafar Gohar, Mubasir Khan, Zeeshan Zameer, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ather Mehmood, and Paul Stirling.
Peshawar Zalmi
Liam Livingstone, Wahab Riaz, Sherfane Rutherford, Shoaib Malik, Haider Ali, Hussain Talat, Saqib Mahmood, Hazratullah Zazai, Usman Qadir, Salman Irshad, Arshad Iqbal, Sameen Gul, Kamran Akmal (Subject to availability), Sirajuddin, Muhammad Amir Khan, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Haris, and Tom Kohler-Cadmore.
Lahore Qalandars
Rashid Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, David Wiese, Mohammad Hafeez, Haris Rauf, Sohail Akhtar, Ahmed Daniyal, Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafiq, Phil Salt, Harry Brook, Kamran Ghulam, Dean Foxcroft, Dean Foxcroft, Maaz Khan, Samit Patel, Syed Faridoun Mehmood, and Zeeshan Ashraf.
Quetta Gladiators
Sarfaraz Ahmed, James Vince, Mohammad Nawaz, Shahid Afridi, Iftikhar Ahmed, Naseem Shah, Jason Roy, James Faulkner, Umar Akmal, Sohail Tanvir, Ben Duckett, Khurram Shehzad, Naveenul Haq, Abdul Wahid Bangalzai, Muhammad Ashar Qureshi, Noor Ahmad, Ahsan Ali, and Mohammad Hasnain.
Multan Sultans
Rilee Rossouw, Mohammad Rizwan, Imran Tahir, Sohaib Maqsood, Shan Masood, Shahnawaz Dhani, Tim David, Odean Smith, Rumman Raees, Asif Afridi, Anwar Ali, Rovman Powell, Imran Khan Sr., Abbas Afridi, Amir Azmat, Blessing Muzarabani, Ihsanullah, and Khushdil Shah.
Karachi Kings
Babar Azam, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nabi, Joe Clarke, Aamer Yamin, Sharjeel Khan, Chris Jordan, Lewis Gregory, Umaid Asif, Tom Abell, Rohail Nazir, Muhammad Imran Jr., Faisal Akram, Qasim Akram, Talha Ahsan, Romario Shepherd, and Mohammad Ilyas.
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Kamran Akmal Pulls Out

Quetta Gladiators, Peshawar Zalmi And Islamabad United, PSL 2020 Qualifiers, Wahab Riaz PSL XI Shahid Afridi, PSL 6 June 9, #QGvLQ #KKvPZ, Shoaib Akhtar Winner PSL 6, #PSL7draft
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While staging a protest of sorts because of a demotion in category, Kamran Akmal announced yesterday that he has pulled out of the tournament. He was named in the squad by the Zalmi however, the 39 year old while explaining his decision said, “The lower categories are better suited for youngsters. I don’t want their [Peshawar Zalmi] sympathy just because I have played for them in the past six seasons. As far as the category is concerned, I was not happy when it was initially announced. I was very surprised to see my category demotion from Platinum to Gold despite my good track record.”