The PCB want to see the national players participating in more domestic competitions
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have announced that they are considering whether they should allow the national players to participate in foreign Twenty20 tournaments.
As of right now, the PCB have decided that Pakistan players will have to gain authorisation to play in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), but no action has been taken on the numerous other leagues across the globe.
Speaking exclusively to PTI, a PCB source said: “First and foremost is the participation of our players in foreign leagues. Because players have offers to play in the Australian Big Bash and BPL. But the board’s policy has been that players must give prominence to their domestic commitments above any foreign league and take permission from the board to go and play in any league.”
The PCB’s comments come after players like Umar Akmal, Saeed Ajmal and Shahid Afridi signed deals to play for franchises in the Big Bash League (BBL) in Australia.
However, the PCB noted that they would be deciding which dates to hold their domestic Twenty20 tournament on and added that if there was time remaining after its completion, then the players may be allowed to play in the BBL.
“Time is a problem but our players have contracts to play one or two games in the Big Bash so it shouldn’t be a major problem,” the source said.
But, the PCB also stated that the players would have to seek clearance in order to play in the BBL.