Pakistan’s cricket authorities will decide this week on a policy to govern players who have signed up for the Indian Premier League.
The Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) chief operating officer Shafqat Naghmi said guidelines need to be set out for the players when their IPL schedule clashes with national team commitments. “The governing body will decide on a clear policy but obviously we believe players need to give first preference to national commitments,” Naghmi said.
A dozen players including Pakistan captain, Shoaib Malik and fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar have signed up to play in the lucrative IPL while 16 players are also appearing in the rebel Indian Cricket League.
West Indies are also facing problems because captain Chris Gayle and batsmen Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Ramnaresh Sarwan could be unavailable for the first two Tests against Australiain late May and June because of their IPL commitments. While adopting a liberal policy towards the IPL, which is bankrolled by the Indian Cricket Board, the PCB has banned the players who have signed up for the ICL.
Source:Cricket NewsMore on:Australia, Chris Gayle, Pakistan, PCB, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Shoaib Akhtar, Shoaib Malik, West Indies
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