Huge blow to T10 international league: Only two Pakistani top players to participate

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Huge blow to T10 international league: Only two Pakistani top players to participate

ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan cricket board (PCB) on Wednesday revoked the ‘no objection certificate’ it had given to its contracted players to feature in next month’s Abu Dhabi T10, citing workload management and primacy of domestic cricket as the reasons.

In a huge blow to the tournament, no Pakistan player – apart from the retired Shahid Afridi and Imran Nazir – will feature in the 10-over tournament which will take place in the capital city from November 15-24.

“To manage the players’ workload, continued work on their fitness levels as well as to ensure primacy and participation of players in its premier Quaid-e-Azam trophy, the PCB has revoked conditional NOCs of its players to feature in the T10 tournament,” the board said in a statement.Explaining their decision, the PCB said that as they have lined up a fitness camp ahead of the next round of first-class matches, monitoring the workload of players was imperative.

“The fitness and medical assessment camp will be held at the National Cricket Academy from November 13-25, while the seventh and 10th round matches of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy will be played between November 11 and December 5 with the five-day final scheduled in Karachi from December 9-13.

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