PCB not to issue NOC to players for Afghan League

The Shpageeza Cricket League could run into rough waters after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has denied issuing No-Objection Certificates (NOC) to the players who were drafted in the league.

Scheduled to be held in Kabul in July, the franchise based league would have featured quite a few big names from Pakistan, but now, with the PCB making it clear that it would not allow its players to be a part of the league, things look dicey.   -  Akhilesh Kumar

The Shpageeza Cricket League could run into rough waters after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has denied issuing No-Objection Certificates (NOC) to the players who were drafted in the league.

Scheduled to be held in Kabul in July, the franchise based league would have featured quite a few big names from Pakistan, but now, with the PCB making it clear that it would not allow its players to be a part of the league, things look dicey.

“The PCB announces that none of the players and officials (coaches) contracted to Afghanistan T20 league would be issued NOCs. No Pakistani player or official can feature in the league,” the PCB statement said.

The decision comes following the allegations levelled by Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) in the wake of the tragic Kabul blast. A couple of days back, the ACB had cancelled the friendly games against Pakistan.

The ACB officials, however, made it clear that they have Plan B ready. “We wouldn’t comment on this. All we can say is, we have a Plan B ready,” a top ACB official said.

(With inputs from ANI)

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