Former test cricketer Abdul Razzaq has signed a contract with the Afghan cricket league, it emerged on Tuesday.
Razzaq will be a part of the team Amo Sharks participating in the Shpageeza Cricket League.
Earlier, former cricketer Shahid Afridi had announced on Twitter that he will also play in the upcoming Afghan league.
However, PCB sources had informed that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was not happy with Afridi’s decision.
In this regard, PCB has decided to not issue non-objection certificates (NoCs) to Pakistani cricketers in order to deter them from participating in the league.
Sources also revealed that Afridi has approached PCB to seek an NOC regarding the Big Bash League but not the Afghan league.
Other players who are expected to play for the Afghan league include Umar Akmal, Kamran Akmal, Babar Azam, Sohail Tanveer and Ruman Raees.
All the matches of the tournament will be held in Kabul in September.
Relations between Afghan cricket board and PCB soured after Afghanistan cancelled proposed home and away cricket fixtures with Pakistan in June.
In response, PCB had cancelled the no objection certificate (NOC) for the Afghan League, which will be held in July. The two countries had mutually decided that 10 Pakistani cricketers will participate in the league.
Moreover, the PCB also forbade all the cricketers and officials from participating or attending the Afghan League.—APP