Pakistan cricketers participation in BPL dimmed
17 January, 2013
The chances of Pakistani cricketers participation in the Bangladesh Premier League seem to have dimmed as Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has yet to issue NOC to the cricketers.
The PCB had made it clear to its Bangladesh counterpart that Pakistani cricketers may not be released for the league if Bangladesh's national cricket team does not tour Pakistan as committed by them earlier.
Now just one day is left in the league to start for which 51 Pakistani cricketers have signed the contract.
“We have no report from Bangladesh about their plan to tour Pakistan before the start of the league and we have not yet taken any decision whether to release the players for the league or not,” a spokesman for the PCB said.
The BCB on last Saturday decided to send a security team to Pakistan and sought three more days from the PCB in confirming its tour, but on Tuesday there is no development.
The Bangladesh cricket team was to tour Pakistan in April for a short three-day tour to play just one T20 and one ODI.
But later lack of coordination between the PCB and the government of Punjab prompted some Bangladeshi citizens to file a petition in the Dhaka High Court, raising objections over the tour as a result of which the court ordered the BCB to defer the tour.
The PCB, which has desperately been making efforts to organise a successful tour of any foreign team in Pakistan, wrote a letter to the BCB warning it about non-participation of Pakistani players but the move seems to have failed as Bangladesh did not give any response.