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“Najam Sethi recently conveyed it very clearly to Hafeez that the board was not in a position to compensate him for missing the Big Bash”
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have refused to compensate Twenty20 captain Mohammad Hafeez for missing the Big Bash League (BBL) due to the national team’s ongoing series against Sri Lanka.
A source within the PCB revealed that the board usually compensated players for giving up popular domestic tournaments in favour of representing the national team.
“The acting Chairman, Najam Sethi recently conveyed it very clearly to Hafeez that the board was not in a position to compensate him for missing the Big Bash for which he was offered a contract,” the source told PTI. “But Hafeez had tried to convey to the Chairman through a third party that he should be given some compensation for his cancelled contract with the Australian side.
“Sethi also made it clear that the board was facing a financial crunch because of international teams not touring Pakistan since 2009 and was also cutting down on other expenses.”
However, Sethi’s approach has not always been the case in the past as former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf was paid approximately Rs 10 million for missing the Indian Cricket League in 2008.