The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday issued the contempt of court notice to the controversial T10 league for disobeying their order to not use Pakistani cities’ name for their franchises.
It is pertinent to mention here that the SHC earlier this month forbidden the T10 League from using Pakistani cities’ name for their franchises.
The verdict from the Sindh High Court has been dubbed as a decision that will serve Pakistan cricket’s interest.
In return, the name Karachians was replaced by Sindhis which is again the name of one of the provinces of Pakistan.
The notice has been issued to the chairman T10 league Shaji-ul-Mulk, owner of Tensports Zahid Noorani, team owner Mohammad Imran and Junaid Khalil. They are asked to give the answer by November 28.
Earlier, PSL franchises had also expressed concerns over T10 League using the country’s cities’ names. They termed the move 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.
Furthermore, PCB chairman, Ehsan Mani had refused to issue Pakistani players No Objection Certificate (NOC) until he gets satisfactory answers about T10 League’s organisers.
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.