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Cricket news - PCB to allow players to partake in upto three foreign T20 leagues

The board had restricted foreign league participation to just two, in a meeting in May 2018

The board had restricted foreign league participation to just two, in a meeting in May 2018

Pakistan Cricket Board has relaxed its two-league rule for its players as far as the foreign T20 competitions are concerned. The board tweaked its No-Objection Certificate policy, to make room for the centrally-contracted players of Pakistan to take part in up to four T20 leagues in all - including PSL.

In May 2018, the board had made the tough call to allow its contracted players to participate in only two foreign leagues, while the non-contracted players had to have featured in at least three first-class games for them to be eligible for an NOC. Such calls came at the back of head coach Mickey Arthur's plea to the board to address player management policy, following the team's abysmal performance in New Zealand that culminated in a 0-5 ODI series defeat.

"I think this is a flexible, balanced and comprehensive NOC policy which addresses as many of the likely scenarios that we will face," PCB chief executive Wasim Khan said.

"We have given primacy and importance to player workload, international and domestic commitments, but at the same time it was important that players are given the opportunities to make additional earnings and develop their skills around the world."

As per the new policy, the process for the domestically-contracted players to seek NOCs will be routed through the state associations and will go through further screening via inputs from the cricket operations department before a final call is taken on the approval. For domestic players who play white-ball cricket only, it has been made mandatory for them to commit to the domestic 50-over and 20-over tournaments to be able to attain NOCs for the leagues.

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