PCB make new rule on Pakistan players’ T20 leagues participation
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has made a major change in its policy for all the international and domestic cricketers. In the last few years, it has been observed that some of the experienced Pakistan cricketers participate in foreign T20 leagues more rather than playing for the national team.
Pakistan’s lethal fast bowler Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz also retired from the longer format of the game last year to concentrate more in the shorter formats. It is a big loss for the national team as far as the cricket is concerned and the board has made some important changes for this reason.
PCB said that now a centrally contracted player from Pakistan will get to play only three leagues including the Pakistan Super League (PSL). They also added that now the No Objection Certificate (NOC) will be provided from International Cricket Operations department and the national head coach.
Wasim Khan, the CEO of the PCB said it is high time to think more about the workload of the players. He also added that they have made the decision of keeping the fact also in mind that the players should get the opportunities to make additional earnings and develop their skills around the world as well.
“We have given primacy and importance to player workload, international and domestic commitments, but at the same time it was important that players are given the opportunities to make additional earnings and develop their skills around the world,” he said.