Why PCB has barred Inzamam ul Huq from buying franchise in T10 League


ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has barred Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq from buying any franchise in the recently-announced T10 cricket league in Sharjah according to a local media outlet.

While talking to media, Inzamam said no ownership of any of the franchises, however, his brother Intizar-ul-Haq had shares in a T10 franchise.

PCB has allowed the chief selector to act as a ‘mentor’ for any of the teams participating in the upcoming tournament.

Inzamam said that the PCB had told him not to do anything against the board’s policies, adding it was wrongly portrayed in the media that he had bought a franchise in the league.

PCB chairman Najam Sethi, meanwhile, said Inzamam being a consultant for the board could not be stopped from carrying out tasks that do not have anything to do with the PCB .

He further said that he could be stopped only in the event of those tasks being in direct conflict with the board.

Sethi said the ICC is still undecided about the T10 league. The organisers of a T10 cricket tournament in Sharjah have claimed that the PCB has released its top players for the league, scheduled to be held in December.

The organisers also said that the PCB chairman had extended his backing for the inaugural league.

“The PCB’s approval means Pakistan stars such as Shahid Afridi, Sarfraz Ahmed, Shoaib Malik, Mohammed Amir, Babar Azam, Ahmed Shehzad and Fakhar Zaman, amongst top Pakistani centrally contracted players will feature in the upcoming T10 Cricket League player draft in November,” a statement by T10 league said earlier.