Kamran Akmal wants to play IPL again

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Published: Saturday, August 25, 2012, 13:04 [IST]
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Kamran Akmal wants to play IPL again

Dubai, Aug 25: After returning to the national team for the upcoming series against Australia and ICC World T20, Pakistan's Kamran Akmal feels he has to perform at his best inorder to be in race for the three-match ODI series against India in December 2012.

Kamran Akmal who has been selected by PCB for the upcoming series against Australia and World T20 in Sri Lanka, has not been cleared by ICC yet as there are fixing allegations against him.

"I am looking forward towards doing well against the Australians and the World T20 championship it ensures selection in the squad for the India series. I would love to come to India again," Akmal said.

Akmal, who is playing for Wayamba United in the Sri Lanka Premier League feels there is a dire need to perform as he wants to feature in the squad for India tour later this year.

Having played for Rajasthan Royals in the first edition of Indian Premier League, he wasn't happy with the IPL as Pakistan players were not allowed to play any season after the inaugural edition.

"I played for the Rajasthan Royals in the inaugural IPL and we were the champions. I can't say why the Paksitani players were not allowed to play in the IPL after that. But if I get a chance, I want to play in the IPL again," said the in-form Akmal.

Akmal also added that he was happy playing Lanka's Premier League as he feels he can get accustomed to the conditions as the ICC World T20 is also hosted by Sri Lanka.

"I am happy that I am playing in SLPL though I did not know till the last moment, whether I will play in it. I landed here just hours before the first match. But this has done a world of good to me. I hope I can take my form to the Australia series and T20 World Cup here," said Akmal, who has played a big role in the unbetean run of Wayamba United.


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