PCB chairman Ehsan Mani’s expressed reservations over the source of funds for the T10 League, which the league’s representatives have not answered yet.
Ehsan Mani made it clear that the board would not give a No Objection Certificate (NOC) to any of Pakistani players to participate in the second season of T10 League unless they get a satisfactory answer from the league organisers.
“I will first satisfy myself that we have enough information on the T10 League before we allow our players to play it,”. said Mani
Mani also raised questions on the credibility of the T10 League as the board is unaware about the owners and entities who are sponsoring the event.
“We have to be satisfied where the money is coming from. We have to be satisfied who the sponsors are, we have to be satisfied who the franchisees are. None of this information exists in any file in the PCB today”. Mani stated
He further stated that he has asked the International Cricket Council (ICC) to give it in writing that they are satisfied with everything regarding the league and that it would not land Pakistani players in any sort of trouble.
“In fact, I have asked the ICC for reassurance because they have sanctioned it and I need it in writing that they are totally satisfied that this league does not gave any element which can bring Pakistan players into dispute,” he told.
PCB chairman made it clear that country’s and players’ dignity over everything.
“Unfortunately, our players get trapped into controversies often so my top priority is to protect my players because for us, the reputation of Pakistan is far more important,” he added.