Discarded wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal has sought permission from PCB to play in the 50-over Bangladesh Premier League after the board last week stopped its national players from participating in the competition.

Kamran said since he was not in the Pakistan team he had sought clearance from the PCB to play in the league.

“I have sought clearance since I am not required for national selection and there is no domestic event planned immediately,” said Kamran. “I want to go and play in the Bangladesh League as it will help my cricket and give me foreign exposure,” he added.

The 29-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman has been out of favour with the national selectors and the Pakistan Cricket Board since his last appearance in the 2011 World Cup.

“I am confident that I will be able to leave for Bangladesh next week after getting PCB clearance,” he said.

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