PCB to give NOC for MCL only to retired cricketers

Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday announced that it will issue NOCs for The Masters Champions League (MCL) only to those cricketers who have announced and confirmed their irrevocable resignation and retirement from international in writing to PCB.

Such cricketers will, however, remain eligible to play in domestic cricket as per rules of the board.

The Masters Champions League (MCL) comprising retired cricketers is scheduled to take place in UAE next month, during the same dates and at the same venues as the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

For this reason PCB has formulated a policy to govern the participation of Pakistani Players in the MCL.

Keeping in view this direct clash in dates and venues and the resulting consequence that any Pakistani players featuring in the MCL pose a direct competition to the PSL and the PCB. The policy did not allow for NOCs to be issued freely to Pakistani players wishing to participate in the MCL and instead a criteria has been put into place.