PCB denies NOC to its players to participate in overseas T20 league


The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has reportedly refused to give No Objection Certificate (NOC) to contracted and non-contracted Pakistani players to take part in the upcoming Big Bash League (BBL), owing to the busy domestic and international schedule.

Also, there is no clarity on whether Pakistani players will be allowed to play in the UAE's ILT20 or Cricket South Africa's (CSA) new T20 league that is both to be played from January till February.

As of now, no Pakistani player has registered for the BBL draft for the upcoming Big Bash League (BBL) 2022-2023 season. However, some players can enter the BBL draft within the time limit, provided they are issued a No Objection Certificate (NOC) by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

According to a report in ESPNcricinfo , several prominent Pakistani players have reportedly been offered contracts to play in the International League T20 (ILT20), but no names have been announced publicly. Until now, the PCB had been allowing Pakistani players to take part in foreign leagues alongwith the Pakistan Super League (PSL) under the unofficial "PSL Plus One" policy. But now there is no clarity on whether this policy will be followed under the management of new PCB chairman Ramiz Raja.

Although the reason behind this move by the PCB is yet to be ascertained, but without the approval of the PCB, no Pakistani player can give his name in the draft. It is necessary for any player to obtain a NOC from your board to participate in the competitions.

The refusal of the PCB to give the NOC could result in huge financial loss to the Pakistani players. The UAE league and the CSA league will also offer huge amount to any player competing due to high salary cap.

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