PCB recalls 13 players from CPL and English county circuit

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  1. Omar

    Omar Cricistan Moderator

    Jan 27, 2010
    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."

  2. Omar

    Omar Cricistan Moderator

    Jan 27, 2010
    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.
  3. Dare2Dream

    Dare2Dream Cricistani

    May 4, 2010
    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.
  4. Ahson8

    Ahson8 Well-Known Member

    Jun 9, 2012
  5. s_h_a_f

    s_h_a_f Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2011
    Have to feel for the players. Stupid stupid decision.

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