PCB enforces new restrictions on centrally contracted players

PCB enforces new restrictions on centrally contracted players

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has dropped a new bombshell on centrally contracted players.

PCB has decided to restrict its centrally-contracted players’ participation to two foreign leagues each season.

Chairman Najam Sethi endorsed the decision proposed by a PCB committee to restrict contracted players’ participation in cash-rich T20 leagues around the world to two per season, a press release issued on Wednesday said.

As per the new policy, non-contracted players are bound to play at least three domestic first-class matches for them to be entitled to receive NOC for participation in foreign cricket leagues.

Retired players do not need any NOC from the PCB; however, as per ICC rule they are bound to obtain NOC from the board for two years from the date of their retirement.

To deal with special cases not covered under the rules, a four-member committee comprising the Chairman, Chief Selector, Head Coach Pakistan Team and Director Cricket Operations will decide to issue NOC for players wishing to participate in any additional league, the press release stated.