MCL becomes controversial before its take off


Dubai: Masters Champion League falls victim to controversies before its take off, its being blamed for attracting current players.

According to details MCL’s inauguration will take place next Thursday in Dubai in which prominent cricketers would be seen in action, but before the start of this event many objections and reservations have started coming up. According to a Gulf newspaper some full members have objected to the uncertain status of players taking part in the League. Even the ICC now seems unsatisfied with the League.

It has also informed its members through E-mail, if they receive any request for a NOC from their current/non-retired players to participate in the MSL event they should let them know immediately. The Council had given an approval for MCL to Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) based on its sanctioning of the event on the basis of their negotiations with MCL for retired players event. Now the League is claiming to take on board’s current players.

Among such players are Richard Levi, Fidel Edwards, Krishmar Santokie and many other players. The ones to have objected are PCB and the West Indian Cricket Board and even another Board has shown its concern. Recently the PCB had announced that NOC will be issued to those players who formally announce their retirement. The officials are particularly offended on Abdul Razak’s association.

They consider MCL as a rival of their own PSL. On the other hand MCL officials say they are in contact with ICC regarding this issue. The League can face such difficult issues but it is advisable and in the interest of the players to officially announce their retirement.

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