KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) denied reports of not allowing players to go to Big Bash League (BBL), UAE International League T20 (ILT20), and other franchise cricket leagues around the world.
While responding to ESPNcricinfo's report, PCB called it 'baseless, factually inaccurate and speculative'.
The cricket website claimed that players, regardless of being centrally contracted or not, will not be issued No-Objection Certificate (NOC) for cash-rich leagues around the world.
"There is a growing sense of frustration among the top players in Pakistan, who feel they are missing out on big monetary gains," Cricinfo reported.
However, the PCB took a stance, completely denying the report.
Moreover, the board added "it allows its players to apply for three NOCs and that it has always been flexible in issuing additional NOCs as long as these did not coincide with its international series or domestic competitions".
"The PCB is extremely disappointed that a credible, reputable and widely followed media outlet like ESPNCricinfo breached all professional and ethical norms and published the story using inappropriate adjectives, which has a potential to create a crack in the smooth, healthy and cordial relationship between the PCB and all its stakeholders," PCB concluded.