PCB refuses NOC to national players: Sources
LAHORE - Pakistan Cricket Board has refused to issue NOC to national players for the T10 league.
As per the report, PCB will not allow their players to participate in this year’s T10 League unless the board is satisfied with the finances behind the league.
It is the second significant development ahead of the second edition of the T10 League, after the league’s president, Salman Iqbal – also a major investor in the tournament – stepped down citing a lack of “transparency” and “proper systems and monitoring”. The new PCB chairman Ehsan Mani has written to the ICC seeking reassurances about the league “being clean”.
“I am holding back my position [on providing an NOC to the Pakistani players to participate in the T10] until I am fully satisfied with specifics on whose money is fueling this league,” Mani told reporters in Dubai.
“In fact, I have asked the ICC for reassurance because they have sanctioned it and I need it in writing that they are totally satisfied that this league has no such element that can bring Pakistan players into dispute.
Unfortunately, [our players] get trapped [into sinister machinations often] so my top priority is to protect my players as, for us, a reputation of Pakistan is far more important.”