Mumbai: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday issued its No Objection Certificate (NOC) policy for centrally and domestically contracted players, which allows them to participate in four leagues including the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
The PCB said the policy was reviewed and approved by the Board of Governors during their 57th meeting, the PCB said.
“As per policy, all centrally contracted players can obtain approval for a maximum of four leagues, including the HBL Pakistan Super League,” the PCB said in a statement.
Domestic players contracted by cricket associations will need to contact their respective associations directly for any NOC approval in the first place.
For domestic players, who are not into red-ball cricket but are regulars with white balls, it has been made mandatory to commit to domestic 50 overs and 20 overs competitions to be eligible for NOC.
As per ICC rules, both inactive and retired cricketers will require NOC from PCB for ICC approved events. However, the PCB will issue NOCs to players who have retired for 24 months or longer, unless there are binding reasons that the PCB must provide in writing.
PCB chief executive Wasim Khan welcomed the new policy and called it “flexible, balanced and comprehensive”.
“I think this is a flexible, balanced and comprehensive NOC policy, which addresses many of the possible scenarios we face.”
“We have prioritized and valued the player’s workload, international and domestic commitments, but at the same time it was important that the players were given opportunities to earn extra and develop their skills around the world,” he said.