PCB to deny players NOC for BBL participation: Reports

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) decided to deny no-objection certificates (NOCs) to Pakistan players from participating in the Big Bash League (BBL), ESPN Cricinfo reported.

According to the reports, the PCB has decided to refuse Pakistan players – contracted or not contracted – from participating in the forthcoming BBL reportedly due to a packed cricketing calendar ahead.

The cricket board, on the other hand, has not clarified whether it will allow its players to compete in the UAE’s International T20 League and Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) league.

It is worth noting that there was no Pakistani player among the 98 overseas players who entered the BBL Draft. However, there were speculations that the big names would put themselves up before the deadline.

Similarly, no Pakistani player has signed up for the UAE’s cash-rich ILT20, despite rumours that national players will be given major contracts.

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