PCB Denies Pakistani Players NOC For BBL; No Statement On New ILT20 Or CSA Leagues

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The PCB is refusing to issue no-objection certificates (NOCs) to Pakistani players, contracted or not, who want to play in the upcoming BBL season.

The board has also not stated whether it will allow players to compete in the ILT20 in the UAE early next year.

Pakistan Cricket team
Pakistan Cricket team (Image Credits: ICC)

It is thought that the busy domestic and international calendar is the cause of the stance. Players without contracts at the domestic or international levels are prohibited, however, it is unclear why.

Although no Pakistanis among the 98 foreign players declared themselves for the BBL draught, several were anticipated to do so before the deadline.

Babar Azam Pakistan
Pakistan Cricket Team, Image: Twitter

Although no names have been publicly disclosed as having signed up for the ILT20, there has been widespread suspicion that several well-known Pakistani figures have received contracts there.

The PCB has prohibited the Pakistani players because they were hoping to make a lot of money by playing in the next T20 competitions.

“There is a growing sense of frustration among the top players in Pakistan, who feel they are missing out on big monetary gains,” the report said.

‘PCB has denied permission to its players’: Reports

The PCB has reportedly refused permission to its players, including non-contracted cricketers, citing national commitments, according to a Daily Jang report.

The Quaid-e-Azam Trophy will end on January 3 and the West Indies and New Zealand series will follow, according to a PCB spokeswoman, who also confirmed that the England side will be in Pakistan for the Test series.

The official stated that the eighth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) is scheduled to begin on February 15 and that no nation can forgo its domestic league in favour of international competitions.

PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja
PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja. Image Credits: Twitter

According to sources, Pakistani cricket players are in high demand for the Dubai ILT20, and their absence will be a significant blow for the administration.

Since they may earn up to $400,000 playing in the league, players are also very interested.

Top Pakistani cricketers Babar Azam, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and Mohammad Rizwan reportedly were selected for the Big Bash League’s 12th edition’s drafting of overseas players.

Also Read: Cricket Australia Set To Make A Huge Offer To David Warner For BBL Participation – Report

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