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Pakistani Players unhappy with PCB

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday revoked its conditional No Objection Certificate (NOC) issued to the players for the participation on next month’s T-10 Cricket league in the United Arab Emirates.

PCB’s decision affected at least 14 contracted players who were signed by different teams for the tournament which starts from November 15th.

As many as 16 players were picked by various teams in players’ draft for the tournament. However, being non-contracted at any level, Shahid Afrdi and Imran Nazir are exempted from PCB’s decision.

The PCB, in a statement on Wednesday, said that the decision has been made in the best interest of the players as well as to continue enhancing the credibility and reputation of the new domestic structure.

“To manage the players’ workload, continued work on their fitness levels as well as to ensure primacy and participation of its players in its premier Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, the PCB has revoked conditional NOCs of its players to feature in the T10 tournament,” the PCB said in the statement.

Now, Pakistan players are unhappy after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) revoked the No Objection Certificates (NOCs) granted to the players who were expected to feature in the T10 League.

PCB’s decision has upset various players who have recorded their protest through different channels. Some players, who did not wish to be named, asked why the PCB allowed their names to be featured in the draft if they did not wish to let them participate in the actual event.

The players have requested the PCB to change their decision whereas the board has claimed that the T10 League is an Indian event and avoiding it would be the best course of action in the current circumstances but according to sources, a Pakistan national holds 51 percent of the shares of the league.

The PCB had granted NOCs for its players to participate in the draft process however the players were informed via email to focus on domestic tournaments and not participate in the T10 league.

Shahid Afridi and Imran Nazir will feature in the event because the two players do not require an NOC from the PCB.

A final decision is expected to be made in this regard next week. According to sources, a Pakistan national holds 51 percent of the shares of the league.

The Pakistan players who were drafted in the league are as follows:

Qalandars: Mohammad Hafeez, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Imran Nazir, Sohail Akhtar, Haris Rauf, Mirza Ahsan.

Team Abu Dhabi: Mohammad Amir.

Delhi Bulls: Shoaib Malik, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Hasnain, Aamer Yamin.

Maratha Arabians: Mohammad Irfan.

Deccan Gladiators: Anwar Ali.

Northern Warriors: Wahab Riaz.

(With input from Cricket Pakistan / Saleem Khaliq / Sources / Agencies) 


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