National cricket stars must participate in domestic tournaments: PCB


Lahore, Oct 3 (TNS): Pakistan cricketers will have to participate in the National T20 Cup before they play in the Bangladesh Premier League and the T20 Global League in South Africa.

According to espnCricinfo, Pakistan Cricket Board has set a “precondition” for its centrally contracted players, by which they have to participate in the National T20 Cup, between November 7 and 17. Pakistan’s domestic T20 tournament runs until November 23 and clashes with a large chunk of both overseas tournaments, but the PCB has said that the domestic tournament would “take precedence over global leagues”.

There may be some more uncertainty around the availability of players for the other leagues, however, as some of the centrally contracted players may have to return to Lahore in the last week of November for a T20 series against West Indies, that is subject to clearance.

The BPL lasts from November 2 to December 10, while the Global T20 begins on November 3, with the final taking place on December 16. The West Indies T20s are part of the agreement between the PCB and Cricket West Indies as a follow-up to the World XI Series, which was held in September.