PCB may restrict players’ participation in T20 leagues


LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board has announced drafting new rules to restrict contracted players’ participation in T20 leagues around the world, reported Radio Pakistan.

The meeting in this connection was held in Lahore with chairman Najam Sethi in the chair, which was attended by Haroon Rasheed, Mudassar Nazar, Shakil Sheikh, Subhan Ahmed and Naila Bhatti, among others.

If the new rules are formally applied, PCB-contracted players will not be allowed to play in more than two leagues per year including PSL.

It was agreed in the meeting that domestic cricket structure will remain unchanged, but an increment in fees for regional players was approved.

It was also agreed that the national selection committee will have a greater say in the selection of regional teams for domestic tournaments.

Regulations for local cricket leagues were also discussed at the meeting.

A final report on the recommendations will be submitted to the PCB chairman in the next few days for formal approval.