Lahore, Dec 18(ANI): Pakistan Cricket Board has barred all its Test players from participating in the Bangladesh Premier League, which will begin from December 26 onwards.
A PCB spokesperson said the board has decided not to grant a No- Objection Certificate for playing in the league since Pakistan- England series in the United Arab Emirates is more important than the league.
"The series against England cannot be taken lightly at all. They are a totally different opposition from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh so in order to save our players from any major injury or fatigue, we are not issuing them NOC," The Nation quoted a PCB spokesperson, as saying.
The PCB decision came after cricketers, Younus Khan, Shoaib Malik, Abdul Rehman, Imran Farhat, M Hafeez, Umar Akmal, Kamran Akmal, Wahab Riaz and Sohail Tanvir were likely to play in the league.
But the board has allowed Shahid Afridi, Abdul Razzaq and Rana Naved to play in the Big Bash Twenty20 league in Australia. (ANI)
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