PCB allows players to return to CPL, English counties

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    Omar Cricistan Moderator

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    Pakistan players called back

    From the CPL
    : Imad Wasim, Shoaib Malik, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz, Babar Azam, Mohammad Sami, Sohail Tanvir, Kamran Akmal

    From England: Sarfraz Ahmed, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Amir


    The Pakistan Cricket Board has abruptly revoked No-Objection Certificates given to 13 players currently in England and the West Indies and has asked them to return home to fulfill national and domestic commitments.

    The board had originally given as many as 10 players, including seven centrally contracted cricketers, permission to play the entire Caribbean Premier League - which began on August 4 and runs until September 9. Three cricketers without central contracts - Kamran Akmal, Sohail Tanvir and Mohammad Sami - have also been asked to return after they were selected by Rawalpindi, Faisalabad and Lahore Whites for the National T20 Cup .

    Mohammad Amir, who was to stay with Essex until September, Sarfraz Ahmed, who was to play five games for Yorkshire in the Natwest T20 Blast, and Fakhar Zaman, who was set to join Somerset until the end of the season.

    Essex are currently top of Division One of the Championship, after Amir's ten-wicket haul helped them to a two-day win over Yorkshire earlier this week. They are understood to be in negotiations with the PCB about when Amir is required to return, but could try to bring back New Zealand quick Neil Wagner, who filled the overseas spot in the first half of the season, as a replacement.

    "The centrally contracted players were given permission to participate in the CPL and English county season subject to recall if the World XI series took place in mid-September," the PCB said in a statement. "So they are being recalled owing to the changes in the schedule brought about due to the change in the original plan of the World XI's tour of Pakistan."

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/20320369/pcb-recalls-13-players-cpl-english-county-circuit
     
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    Omar Cricistan Moderator

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    As it is already, Pakistani players aren't the most preferred by English counties in particular and it was after a while that a few Amir, Fakhar especially who were also going to be in the 4 day teams too, Amir has already played a few and got his best ever figures.

    After this, they would not even feature again especially after this by the PCB where they have called all them back. If this was going to happen, then why give them the permission to play especially when they knew that they want to hold a World XI series in September and have a T20 tournament to hold as well.
     
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    Dare2Dream Cricistani

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    PCB is such a joke of an unprofessional board. Commitments and livelihood of players is just a game for these jokers. Besides why take away employment from guys like Akmal and Sami, who are unlikely to ever be needed for 'national' duty.
     
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    s_h_a_f Well-Known Member

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    Have to feel for the players. Stupid stupid decision.
     
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    This confirms that Kami is going to be in the next squad. Sad for some haters.
     
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    PCB allows fast bowler Amir to return to Essex

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has allowed pace spearhead Mohammad Amir to return to English county Essex and play Somerset in a crucial County Championship match, says a BBC Sport report. Amir’s Essex stint appeared to be over after Friday’s T20 Blast game against Sussex Sharks, following the PCB decision to recall its players. However, the 25-year-old bowler has now been granted permission to return to Essex after undergoing fitness tests. Essex, who are top of Division One, face Somerset on August 28.

    The PCB had originally decided to revoke the NOCs given to 13 of its players playing in England and the Caribbean Premier League, ordering them to fly back by August 22. The early recalls - because of the rescheduling of an upcoming World XI series - meant Amir, as well as Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed (Yorkshire) and left-handed opener Fakhar Zaman, who was due to play for Somerset, had their county spells cut short. But Amir, who took 10 wickets in a two-day victory over Yorkshire earlier this month, will now fly back from Pakistan on August 26 to play Somerset from August 28 to 31. The left-armer will then return to Pakistan for the World XI series, which will be played in a window between Sept 10 and 16. Essex, who have not won the title in 25 years, are 41 points clear of second-placed Lancashire in County Championship’s Division One with five matches remaining.

    Published in Daily Times, August 21st , 2017.

    http://dailytimes.com.pk/sports/21-Aug-17/pcb-allows-fast-bowler-amir-to-return-to-essex
     
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    PCB allows players to return to CPL, English counties

    In a U-turn as abrupt as the original development, the Pakistan Cricket Board has once again allowed players recalled from the Caribbean Premier League and the English county circuit to return to their respective franchises, a few days after first revoking the No-Objection Certificates.

    Before returning to the CPL and county cricket, the players will have to undergo fitness tests from August 22-24 as part of the PCB's training camp that begins on August 22. The path to the players' return was cleared after the Pakistan board chairman Najam Sethi announced that the domestic T20 competition, that had compelled the PCB to revoke the players' NOCs, had been rescheduled for November, following official confirmation of the World XI series in Lahore.

    "The World XI series was not officially confirmed when we set the dates for our domestic tournament," Sethi said in a press conference. "That series falls right in the middle of when our competition would have been played. Then there's a by-election [on September 17 on the seat of now-disqualified prime minister Nawaz Sharif], and after that the team has to go to the UAE, so the competition was squeezed out. As a result, we have moved it to November. An added advantage of this arrangement is that our players who are taking part in the CPL and other county will be able to take full part in those tournaments. This will make the players happy too, as well as the CPL."

    The decision to revoke the NOCs of 13 players participating in the CPL and the English domestic circuit had taken many by surprise, with the affected counties reportedly frustrated at the players' recalls. Senior members of the Pakistan team management, too, were unhappy, with one telling ESPNCricinfo, "It's a bit of a mess. The PCB have brought this T20 competition in from nowhere. It's not ideal, but it is what it is."

    The same source revealed that the World XI tour "was locked in" the day after the NOCs were revoked, which appears at odds with Sethi's statement that the World XI series was the primary reason for postponing the National T20 Cup. The board had initially given 10 players, including seven centrally contracted cricketers, permission to play the entire Caribbean Premier League - which began on August 4 and runs until September 9. Three cricketers without central contracts - Kamran Akmal, Sohail Tanvir and Mohammad Sami - were also asked to return after they were selected by Rawalpindi, Faisalabad and Lahore Whites for the National T20 Cup.

    The same notices went out to Mohammad Amir, who was to stay with Essex until September, Sarfraz Ahmed, who was to play five games for Yorkshire in the Natwest T20 Blast, and Fakhar Zaman, who was set to join Somerset until the end of the season.

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/pakistan/content/story/1117435.html
     
  9. ComradeVenom
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    ComradeVenom Cricistani

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    What an absolute joke the PCB is.
     
  10. Mohsin
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    Mohsin Cricistani

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    Theyve been playing the CPL/County cricket for how long now...but of course, a fitness test is needed to confirm they are fit despite having been playing cricket for the last couple of weeks/months and only if they pass the fitness tests, cant they go and play CPL/County cricket which will more so prove their fitness, because the cricket theyve been playing for the past couple of weeks doesnt prove their fitness, only flying them back from playing cricket to partake in fitness tests will prove whether or not they are fit to play cricket in the CPL and County circuit like theyve been doing so for the past couple of weeks/months.

    #PCBLogic
     
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    PCB is run by a bunch of clowns unable to plan in a professional manner
     

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