PCB Board of Governors approve new NOC policy for players participation in Foreign Leagues

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PCB Board of Governors approve new NOC policy for players participation in Foreign Leagues

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Cricket Board, Board of Governors approve new NOC policy for players participation in Foreign Leagues

The BoG approved the No Objective Certificate (NOC) guidelines for cricketers. Amongst other guidelines the policy allows centrally contracted players to seek a clearance for up to a maximum of three ICC-approved foreign leagues, excluding the HBL Pakistan Super League, as long they don’t coincide with the PCB-organised events and player workload and fitness regime is properly managed.

The CEO shall have a final approval right. Further details on the NOC policy will be announced in due course.

Previously in 2018, PCB had implemented a policy, according to which Pakistani players were allowed to participate in only two foreign leagues.

“Centrally contracted players will be allowed to participate in two leagues only in a cricket season," stated PCB in a press statement in 2018.

The BoG applauded the PCB Chairman and the Chief Executive for convincing Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to play 2 Tests, 1 ODI and 3 T20s in Pakistan.

In relation to this series, the PCB Chairman briefed the BoG on the amicable resolution of a dispute with the PCB’s media rights partner, which contrary to media reports, earned the PCB net revenue of US$3.75million.

The PCB Chairman informed the BoG he was able to convince the media rights partner to accept Bangladesh tour as an additional series in the agreement despite it being confirmed a week before the first T20I.

However, recognising the media rights partner’s plea that it didn’t get enough time to sell the commercial airtime and based on an independent legal advice, the PCB agreed on the rights fee of US$3.75million.

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