Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises have written a letter to the chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Ehsan Mani to prevent their players from participating and stop the usage of Pakistani cities’ name in the T10 League, ESPNCricinfo reported.
The franchises of the successful Pakistan Super League said to the board that they should also look into the matter of T10 League’s promotional activities in the ‘heartlands and territories of PSL teams’ as it can damage their reputation, take away their sponsors and also hurt their fan following.
In the letter, one of the franchises also urged the Pakistan Cricket Board to announce publicly that this league is not authorised by the board. They further requested the board to halt the ten-over league from getting sponsorships from the country.
The franchises also termed dubious league’s move of naming teams on Pakistani cities as “a mean attempt by a foreign entity to target Pakistani cricket viewership market,” though the league has no affiliation with the country. The PSL franchises have asked the board to pay attention to these problems before they get severe.
Earlier, Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) chairman, Ehsan Mani had refused to issue Pakistani players No Objection Certificate (NOC) until he gets satisfactory answers about T10 League’s organisers.
Moreover, India’s former captain and legendary batsman, Mohammad Azharuddin had refused to serve as the president of a talent hunt program in India for the ten-over league, citing reports surrounding the tournament.