Pakistan Cricket Board rejects The News and Jang group propaganda against T-10 cricket league.
PCB is shocked by the reckless and false reporting published in The News today titled as “PCB allows top Pak cricketers to play in dubious Indian-owned league”.
The allegations against revolutionary cricket league are false and untrue. The ICC has not disapproved the league. The Sri Lanka and Bangladesh Cricket Boards are fully supporting it with one team each of their players.
It seems like the popularity of the league urges ‘The News’ to publish the fake report but unfortunately, it turns around when PCB rejects the false assertion.
‘The News’ also drag PCB into this, claiming that the league is funded by India and putting a question mark on PCB that what benefits they will attain, which is against the integrity of Pakistan’s cricket.
Although 80% of the shares of the company that owns the league is held by Pakistanis, the owners are meanwhile Muslims. The one Indian minority shareholder is also a Muslim.
ICC has lent the support of its Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) to it to ensure it is free of such problems.
The facts are contrary to ‘The News’ on the T-10 league which is set to take place in Sharjah from December 14 to 19, 2017, as players from six top cricketing national Boards like England, West Indies, South Africa, etc have got NOCs to play in this league. These include Eoin Morgan, Shakib ul Hassan, Carlos Brathwaite, Dinesh Chandimal, Darren Sammy, etc.
In fact, many current players from across the globe are featuring in the league which shows the PCB has released players in a competitive event.
Moreover, claiming that no Indian player is going to be the part of the league is unreal as former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag will be leading Maratha Arabians.
The criticism and propaganda which has been created by ‘The News’ not only considered an attack on the integrity of Pakistan’s cricket but also mislead cricket fans.