Pakistan Cricket Board bans national team players
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Cricket Board bans national team players from taking part in the controversial T 10 league.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has revoked the No Objection Certificate (NOC) given to its players for the T10 League, which is starting from 15th November in Abu Dhabi.
According to the Pakistan board, the decision has been taken for the betterment of the players.
[We want] to manage the players’ workload, continued work on their fitness levels [and] to ensure primacy and participation of its player in its premier Quaid-e-Azam Trophy (QeA).
The dates of the T10 League are set to clash with the fitness and medical assessment camp at the National Cricket Academy (NCA). In addition to that, the remainder of the QeA matches are also pending.
The PCB further added:
The decision has been made in the best interest of the players as well as to continue to enhance the credibility and reputation of the new domestic structure, which has been widely covered and reported across all media outlets.
This has delivered a huge blow to the T10 League as it featured a number of Pakistani players. The majority of the Lahore Qalandars’ players were a part of the league.