National T20 Cup from Nov 7

Islamabad
The National Twenty 20 Cup has been rescheduled and would now be held from November 7 to 23 in Multan and Faisalabad. The tournament has been rescheduled due to the World XI tour to Pakistan, a PCB press release said issued here. The BPL and Global T20 League in South Africa are also scheduled in the same period by the respective cricket boards. Some Pakistani players have been contracted to play in the above two T20 leagues as well. Therefore 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 the domestic cricket. In order to facilitate the players and keep in 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. However, retired players like Shahid Afridi, Misbah ul Haq, Younis Khan and besides players like Mohammad Sami and Sohail Tanvir, who are not centrally contracted, will be given NOCs from the start.Meanwhile, the Pakistan Cricket Board has made it clear that centrally contracted players would only be issued No Objection Certificates (NOCs) to play in foreign T20 leagues if they agree to participate in the National T20 Cup. In a press release issued on Saturday, the PCB said it is compulsory for all the centrally contracted players to participate in the domestic T20 tournament, which is scheduled to be held from November 7 to 23, 2017 in Multan and Faisalabad. “PCB has decided that all the centrally contracted players, who are not facing any other restrictions, must also participate in PCB’s T20 tournament to strengthen our domestic cricket, as per international best practices,” the release stated.—APP

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