Pakistan revoke NOCs of its players for Abu Dhabi T10 league
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) revoked the "conditional NOCs" handed out to its players to feature in the T10 league in UAE, which is set to commence next month, on Wednesday. The board’s press release further mentioned that the decision was in order to manage the players’ workload.
Mohammad Amir, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Hasnain, Wahab Riaz, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Nafeez, Imad Wasim and Co. were set to feature in the third edition T10 league in Abu Dhabi, from November 15 to 24. Instead, the national board has now decided that, in order to manage the players' workload and fitness, the players will report to the fitness assessment camp at the National Cricket Academy, scheduled during the same time.
"To manage the players' workload, continued work on their fitness levels as well as to ensure primacy and participation of its players in its premier Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, the PCB has revoked conditional NOCs of its players to feature in the T10 tournament," the PCB said in a release, reported Cricbuzz.
"The fitness and medical assessment camp will be held at the National Cricket Academy from 13-25 November, while the seventh and 10th round matches of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy will be played between 11 November and 5 December with the five-day final scheduled in Karachi from 9-13 December. The decision has been made in the best interest of the players as well as to continue to enhance the credibility and reputation of the new domestic structure, which has been widely covered and reported across all media outlets," the release added.