PCB tightens rule for national players

PCB tightens rule for national players

ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to take measures to control the state of affairs of players taking part in excessive T20 leagues and ensure availability of local players for domestic leagues. To this effect, PCB is devising new rules to restrict contracted players from participating in other T20 League.

Once the new proposals are approved, players in contract with PCB won’t be able to take part in more than two leagues a year. This includes both domestic and foreign leagues.

An informed source had this to say about the matter:

New rules are being drafted for players’ participation in domestic and foreign leagues. One proposal is that the maximum number of T20 leagues contracted players can play in will be two per year, including PSL.


The proposal was presented in a meeting chaired by the PCB chairman Najam Sethi. The structure of the domestic cricket will remain the same. However, the selection committee will have a greater say in selecting players for regional teams.

Apart from that, the meeting discussed the regulation of local leagues as well. It was mentioned that;

Local leagues with media and commercial rights will be regulated and will have to meet certain PCB conditions regarding anti-corruption measures plus the selection of players and sponsors and fee payment.

It was further decided to give a pay raise to the regional players participating in the domestic cricket tournament.