The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has revealed a No Objection Certificate (NOC) policy for its domesticated and centrally contracted players.
As per the announcement of the new policy, the centrally and domestically contracted players of PCB won’t be allowed to take participate in more than four T20 tournaments or league in a year.
“Initial feedback and assessment of NOC requests will come through the International Cricket Operations department and national head coach/team management, who will carry out due diligence with respect to player workload and international commitments. As per NOC policies around the world, the Chief Executive of the Board will then be the final approving authority at the final stage of the process,” the PCB said in a press release.
“As per the ICC regulations, both inactive and retired cricketers will require NOCs from the PCB for ICC approved events. However, the PCB will issue NOCs to players who have been retired for 24 months or more, unless there are compelling reasons which the PCB will have to provide in writing.”
The newly announced NOC policy suggests that Pakistan Super League (PSL) will be included among those four T20 tournaments which will be allowed for the players to take part in the year.
“We have given primacy and importance to player workload, international and domestic commitments, but at the same time it was important that players are given the opportunities to make additional earnings and develop their skills around the world,” the CEO of PCB, Wasim Khan said.
“I am optimistic that moving forward, all the relevant stakeholders will have clarity and a better understanding of the process. To ensure that we maintain our relationships with cricket boards around the world, once granted, NOC’s will only be revoked if there are any injury concerns, or there are international or domestic playing obligations that need to be fulfilled.” He added.