Pakistan Cricket Board Says Bangladesh Cricket Board Never Contacted It
Pakistan "has denied it blocked its players from participating in the Dhaka cricket league, saying on Friday that the Bangladesh board never contacted it to seek clearance," according to PAKISTAN TODAY. Under the new rules of the Int'l Cricket Council, a "no-objection certificate is mandatory from the home board for players to take part in a domestic competition in another country." Several Pakistani players are featured "in the annual Dhaka Premier League, but the strained relations between the two countries have forced the organisers of the 12-team competition" starting Sept. 10 to go ahead with no representation from Pakistan. The Pakistan Cricket Board said the Bangladesh Cricket Board never "contacted it to seek permission for players to feature in the league" (PAKISTAN TODAY, 9/7).