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Participation of Pakistani Players in MCL

LAHORE–January 13, 2016: In view of requests for NOCs from various Pakistan cricket players, it is clarified that PCB will issue NOCs only to those cricketers who have announced and confirmed their irrevocable resignation and retirement from international cricket on behalf of Pakistan in writing to PCB. Such cricketers will, however, remain eligible to play in domestic cricket as per rules.

It may be noted that The Masters Champions League (MCL) comprising retired cricketers is scheduled to take place in UAE next month, during the same dates and at the same venues as the Pakistan Super League (PSL). For this reason the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has formulated a Policy to govern the participation of Pakistani Players in the MCL. Keeping in view this direct clash in dates and venues and the resulting consequence that any Pakistani players featuring in the MCL pose a direct competition to the PSL and the PCB, the Policy did not allow for NOCs to be issued freely to Pakistani Players wishing to participate in the MCL and instead a criteria was put in place.