PCB bans Pakistan cricket team players

PCB bans Pakistan cricket team players

LAHORE - Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has banned the Pakistan cricket players from the latest T10 league.

PCB has decided against granting No-Objection Certificate (NOC) to its players for participating in the second edition of the 10-over cricket league in UAE. The decision comes after questions were raised against the league’s finances.

Earlier, the Dubai-based league suffered a blow as the league President, Salman Iqbal of ARY Media Group, stepped down attributing it to the lack the transparency.

PCB Chairman, Ehsan Mani, has written to the global cricketing monitoring body, International Cricket Council (ICC), seeking assurance about the finances of the league and how its finances are being fueled. The decision to write to the ICC came as the league has been sanctioned by the ICC.

Mani said that keeping the players out of the dispute and protecting them is his top priority.

This year’s T10 league will feature 8 teams, up from 6 last year, with 28 matches to be played in 10 days. The teams have already picked their icon players while retaining 4 from the previous squads; new teams will pick all the players in the draft expected to be held soon.