The cricket board of Pakistan is considering to restrict its contracted players’ participation in global T20 leagues and making a certain number of games of domestic cricket mandatory for all of them to play, Geo TV reported.
According to the sources, a new policy is under consideration at the PCB, which will make it necessary for all contracted players to participate in at least three domestic tournaments each season.
The move came into consideration after the criticism PCB faced over calling players back from CPL for National T20 and fitness tests.
“Players were clearly unhappy with that and some expressed their displeasure over the unprofessional approach of the concerned department,” said a source to GEO TV.
Sources also fear that any attempt to restrict players from participating in leagues may lead to a serious conflict between the board and players.
“We have seen how in other countries players have backed out of their national contracts to continue with their league careers. With leagues popping up from different parts of the world and providing great financial incentives to players, it looks very difficult for any board to stop players from participating in leagues,” the source added.