KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board has announced that it will not allow any contracted players from Pakistan to participate in any T20 league in United Arab Emirates.
The decision follows the announcement by Emirates Cricket Board to hold its own T20 league despite resistance from the PCB . Afghanistan Cricket Board has also announced to have its T20 league in the UAE this year.
But now, both the leagues will be held without contracted players from Pakistan.
“The Governing Council expressed its concerns over a newly-announced T20 league taking place in the UAE. It was decided that the PCB will not allow any contracted players to take part in any T20 league taking place in the UAE other than Pakistan Super League (PSL),” said a statement by the PCB following the PSL governing council meeting.
However, on T10 League, it was decided that the head coach Mickey Arthur will decide on players’ participation in the league.
The governing council also agreed to increase salary cap for the PSL squads.
Franchises also agreed on attempts to bring PSL matches gradually back to Pakistan.