Three uncapped Pakistani players have left their top notch groups, demanding they want to play for Qalandars in the T10 league, giving another go to the continuous tussle among players and the Pakistan Cricket Board.
Pacer bowler Haris Rauf, Batsmen Mirza Ahsan Baig and Sohail Akhtar have chosen to fly out to Abu Dhabi in spite of the fact that the PCB is yet to give NOCs to players for the competition.
“These three players informed their teams in domestic first-class cricket after the national T20 championship that they couldn’t play any longer in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy as they were going to play for their Pakistan Super League franchise, Lahore Qalanders,” a well-informed source said.
As per the news, the three are going to fly to Abu Dhabi to play for touranmet set by Lahore Qalandars, named as Qalandars in T10 League.
“Basically all three told their coaches that they were not interested in red ball cricket and were white ball specialists and left their teams,” the source said.
The sources have also said that, if they went on to play, their international career might end. The situation has put everyone into difficulty. An official from PCB told that players were allowed to visit anywhere but not to play T10 league until they get NOC by PCB. He said,
“The T10 league is a event recognized by the ICC so players have to show NOCs of their home boards to play in the event”.
The Lahore Qalanders Franchise proprietors were vexed when the board denied the NOCs after at first giving them to various players with reports showing that the requests had come legitimately from the Prime Minister since the T10 alliance had the association of part of Indians.
The Lahore Qalanders proprietors feel done in as they entered their group in the T10 alliance with lion’s share of the players from Pakistan.