PCB allows Wahab Riaz to play T20 Blast


Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has allowed Wahab Riaz to play T20 Blast in the United Kingdom (UK) by issuing him no objection certificate (NOC).

According to reports, the left-arm pacer – who is currently dropped from all formats in the international arena –  was signed by Derbyshire in T20 Blast. He will play the first match against Lancashire on July 6 as part of his contract for the first 10 games.

He had earlier started training at National Cricket Academy in Lahore after undergoing nasal operation.

Wahab has become the first player on the central contract to apply for NOC to go to play a foreign cricket league after PCB’s new policy. The board has also forwarded Wahab’s request to chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq and coach Mickey Arthur for comments. He was not picked for Pakistan’s tour to Ireland and England.

Earlier, the PCB had restricted all centrally-contracted players to just two foreign Twenty20 leagues in a single season besides making it mandatory for non-contracted players to feature in at least three first-class matches in order to get NOC for competing in three T20 leagues during one season.