No Pakistan players in BPL 2013.No Pakistan players will take part in the Bangladesh Premier League.Pakistani cricketers unlikely to feature in BPL.second edition of the Bangladesh Premier League will be go ahead without any Pakistan player participating, a fallout of the BCB cancelling a proposed tour of Pakistan twice.”PCB’s Subhan Ahmed has told BCB that no Pakistan players will be given NOCs,” Jalal Yunus, the BCB spokesman, said in Dhaka.
The PCB has refused to issue No Objection Certificates (NOC) to any of its players who were picked by the seven franchises in the Twenty20 league which starts on Friday.
The BCB had decided to will wait till 10am (0400 GMT) today for the PCB to give NOCs, necessary to be issued by a player’s home board to enable him to participate in abroad leagues. “We will wait till 10am and if the PCB doesn’t reply, the match will go on as per schedule without the Pakistani players,” BPL chairman Afzalur Rahman Sinha had said on Tuesday. “We won’t bow down to any demand and have decided to carryover on. They have already informed that to the franchises and asked them to arrange similar-quality players to replace them.”
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had made it clear to its Bangladesh counterpart that Pakistani crickets may not be released for the league if Bangladesh national cricket team does not tour Pakistan as committed by them earlier.
The chances of Pakistani cricketers participation in the Bangladesh league appear to have dimmed as the Bangladesh national cricket team is unlikely to tour Pakistan.
We have no document from Bangladesh about their plan to tour Pakistan before the beginning of the league and they have not yet taken any decision whether to release the players for the league or not, a spokesman for the PCB told Dawn.
Now day is left in the league to start for which 51 Pakistani cricketers have signed the contract.
The BCB on last Saturday decided to send a security team to Pakistan and sought more days from the PCB in confirming its tour, but on Tuesday there is no development.
Yes, the time is running short but I am not in a position to give any comment on the prevailing situation, they said.
The Bangladesh cricket team was to tour Pakistan in April for a short three-day tour to play T20 and ODI.
Absent Pakistani Players names:
Barisal Burners Saeed Ajmal, Umar Gul, Kamran Akmal and Hammad Azam
Sylhet Royals Azeem Ghumman, Zulfiqur Babar, Babar Azam and Sohel Ahmed
Duronto Rajshahi Abdul Razzaq, Mohammad Sami, Shahzaib Hasan and Khalid Latif
Rangpur Riders Sharjil Khan, Anwar Ali and Raja Ali Dar
Dhaka Gladiators Shahid Afridi
Khulna Royal Bengal Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Awaiz Zia, Umar Amin, Ahmed Shehzad, Haris Sohail and Bilawal Bhatti
Chittagong Kings Imran Nazir, Wahab Riaz and Saeed Anwar jnr
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 due to which the court ordered the BCB to defer the tour.
The seven franchises have been told to seek replacements from among the players who were unsold in the auction, or else find players from outside the list. With days left before the match begins, it is unlikely that the franchises will be able to finding players to replace the Pakistan cricketers, so popular in Bangladesh. Khulna Royal Bengals is the franchise most hit, as they had bought the services of Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Awais Zia, Umar Amin, Ahmed Shehzad, Haris Sohail and Bilawal Bhatti.
The negotiations between the boards reached a tipping point after the PCB continued to seek a confirmation from the BCB regarding a tour to Pakistan. The BCB has played a waiting game after cancelling a trip for the second time on December 31. After BCB president Nazmul Hassan met his Pakistani counterpart Zaka Ashraf on January 6, the BCB decided to send a second security team but that has not gone down well in Pakistan.
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