South Africa Refuses Not To Allow Players For Pakistan Super League
CRICDOT DESK : South African cricket player NOC was rejected to prioritize national tournaments, preventing Protea players from participating in the next Pakistan Super League (PSL). Defending champion Multan Sultans will face the 2020 Karachi Kings host and winner in the first PSL match on January 27th. Graeme Smith, Cricket Director of Cricket South Africa (CSA), said Protea players need to be able to join the national team for future tours. “It’s true that the NOC was rejected by a contract member of the Pakistan Super League’s Protea team, because Protea’s international schedule and national competitions must always be prioritized,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Smith.
“For away tours to New Zealand and home tours with Bangladesh, contract players need to be able to primarily handle the missions of the national team. The same applies with regard to our domestic franchise tournaments which will be starting up soon,” he added.
The former South Africa skipper said CSA will approve NOCs if the scheduling of tournaments doesn’t clash with the Proteas tour.
“If and when opportunities in other international T20 tournaments arise and the timings and fixtures do not clash with our own, CSA will happily approve NOCs, as we have always done in the past,” said Smith.
Coming to PSL, after Karachi, which will host 15 matches from January 27 to February 7, action will shift to the Gaddafi Stadium where the remaining 15 league matches and the four playoffs will be played from February 1027.