Lahore, September 30, 2017: National T20 Cup is being held from November 7 to 23, 2017 in Multan and Faisalabad. This tournament has been rescheduled due to the World XI tour to Pakistan. BPL and Global T20 League in South Africa are also scheduled in the same period by the respective cricket boards / organizers. Some Pakistani players have been contracted to play in the above two T20 leagues as well.
PCB has decided that all the centrally contracted players, who are not facing any other restriction must also participate in PCB’s T20 tournament to strengthen our domestic cricket, as per international best practices.
In order to facilitate our players and also keeping in view good relationship with Bangladesh and South Africa cricket boards, NOCs would be issued to all centrally contracted players to play BPL and Global T20 leagues, subject to the condition that they must play PCB’s T20 tournament from November 7 to 17, 2017.
However, retired players like Shahid Afridi, Misbahul Haq, Younis Khan besides players like Mohammad Sami and Sohail Tanvir, who are not centrally contracted, will be given NOCs from the start.