The Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) have rejected the request of Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) to include their players in Indian’s domestic cricket.
BCCI on Friday confirmed that the ACB requested them to allow their players to play in India’s domestic cricket which they turned down. The board’s Committee of Administrators (CoA) in collaboration with its members released a statement which said that it is impossible to allow Afghani players to play in their domestic cricket.
“We can’t allow Afghanistan’s player to play in our domestic cricket,” the statement read.
Earlier, the ACB also requested the BCCI to allow them a venue to conduct Afghanistan Premier League (APL). The BCCI, in return, put the matter in pending and will decide it after securing the status of their domestic cricket schedule.
It is pertinent to mention here that Afghanistan’s players used to play cricket in Pakistan for many years. Recently, the ACB have been seen improving their relations with the BCCI overlooking the role of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in developing Afghanistan’s cricket.
Players including Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Shahzad, and many other Afghani cricketers played Faysal Bank T20 Cup and many other local domestic cricket tournaments in Pakistan.