England news January 20, 2013

English players warned off Pakistan Super League

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The Pakistan Super League is set to become the latest money-spinning Twenty20 competition but English players have again be warned against participating.

The PSL is scheduled to be launched on March 26 and could be worth more than $100 million according to organisers but the Professional Cricketers Association, England's players' union, is reported to have "grave concerns" about security in Pakistan. It has contacted each county asking them to refuse to issue No Objection Certificates - which would deny players permission to take part.

"Our advice is that players should not take part in the PSL," PCA chief executive, Angus Porter, told the Mail on Sunday. "I'm certain England will not issue No Objection Certificates to their centrally contracted players."

The PCA also expressed apprehension over the Bangladesh Premier League but several English players have been involved in the first two editions. Worries over payment guarantees haven't deterred the likes of Joe Denly, the Middlesex batsman, who had his county's backing to take up an offer to join Barisal Burners earlier in the week. Ravi Bopara, Owais Shah and Phil Mustard are among other English players at the BPL.

But counties have been less inclined to allow their players permission to play in the IPL, which clashes with the start of the English season. Alex Hales, Michael Lumb and Samit Patel were all told by Nottinghamshire they could not take part if they were bought by a franchise. Monty Panesar does have permission to enter the player auction from Sussex.

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  • PakoP on January 22, 2013, 22:02 GMT

    188 Million Pakistanis, DO NOT NEED OUTSIDERS to attract audience.

    Competition against Provinces and companies is enough for PSL to Excel.

  • warneneverchuck on January 22, 2013, 6:50 GMT

    @aura 123. I think u don't understand English. Anyways FYI even a blind can see the difference between the internal security of two countries. I compared BPl with PSL and Not respective teams. I still say BPl is better as success of such leagues partly depends on foreign players which will always be miss in PSL

  • raheelrhl2 on January 21, 2013, 17:00 GMT

    I understand there are going to be 5 teams and in semi just 1 team gets eliminated?

  • joelucky on January 21, 2013, 14:37 GMT

    Hasn't the PCB leant any lessons from the after effects of the IPL on Indian cricket. It's getting harder to find players of true test caliber now, since everyone is only interested in wild slogging for T-20. The same could happen for Pakistan resulting in a decline in the performances in test cricket. It is understood that they are trying to get international cricket back to the country, but this is an undesirable side effect that they need to consider.

  • Aura123 on January 21, 2013, 14:03 GMT

    @ Imsrk. Your comments are not based on solid ground, you are just commenting which show you don't have cricketing knowledge so i don't want to waste my time arguing with you. Even a blind can see the difference between Pak and BD ( no offence to BD brothers) cricketing history and quality of players.

  • Fearless_Greens on January 21, 2013, 13:47 GMT

    First of all this league can not be compared with any other cricket league. PSL has its own special conditions, most important of them is the security. Therefore comparing the success of PSL with IPL or BBL will be like comparing oranges with apples. For me, as a Pakistani, the success of PSL means no hiccup, no terrorist attack and no controversy. PCB is using PSL to bring cricket back to the country. Any foreign player joining us will be a plus. Similarly if no foreign player joins us then still its not a big deal. The PSL is more important for the Pakistani fans and cricketers than anyone else. PCB must keep PSL in Pakistan and should not move it to UAE.

  • lut4rahman on January 21, 2013, 13:40 GMT

    i want all the boards stop giving NOC for PSL same as they did to BPL:)

  • harshalb on January 21, 2013, 12:39 GMT

    Why PCA wants countries to deny the no obj certs to players. Aren't players supposed to decide? I would like all the current Indian players to participate. That way India can get rid of them.

  • AfaqMalik on January 21, 2013, 11:58 GMT

    @Prats6: I undisputedly, honestly and absolutely agree with you in this point mate. There is no need of arranging such a league which rusts the skills of players. Being a cricket fan, i find greater charm in the test and ODIs rather than T20s. Arranging these leagues are surely going to take the advantage of consistency and this is what i am sure the Pakistani Fans would not like.

  • GreenSoldier_Pak on January 21, 2013, 10:35 GMT

    I think the Cricket Boards should leave it to the players to decide whether they want to take part in a league or not, because I am pretty sure they are mature enough to understand the pros and cons of signing for a league. The Boards can only intervene if a certain league is clashing with either their own league or with their team's international tour. And supposedly quite a lot of players are interested in PSL so why stop them from playing. If Zaka Ashraf's PCB guarantees safety then I am sure there won't be any issues InshaAllah. And as far as us fans are concerned, we will pack the stadiums, don't worry about that :)

  • PakoP on January 22, 2013, 22:02 GMT

    188 Million Pakistanis, DO NOT NEED OUTSIDERS to attract audience.

    Competition against Provinces and companies is enough for PSL to Excel.

  • warneneverchuck on January 22, 2013, 6:50 GMT

    @aura 123. I think u don't understand English. Anyways FYI even a blind can see the difference between the internal security of two countries. I compared BPl with PSL and Not respective teams. I still say BPl is better as success of such leagues partly depends on foreign players which will always be miss in PSL

  • raheelrhl2 on January 21, 2013, 17:00 GMT

    I understand there are going to be 5 teams and in semi just 1 team gets eliminated?

  • joelucky on January 21, 2013, 14:37 GMT

    Hasn't the PCB leant any lessons from the after effects of the IPL on Indian cricket. It's getting harder to find players of true test caliber now, since everyone is only interested in wild slogging for T-20. The same could happen for Pakistan resulting in a decline in the performances in test cricket. It is understood that they are trying to get international cricket back to the country, but this is an undesirable side effect that they need to consider.

  • Aura123 on January 21, 2013, 14:03 GMT

    @ Imsrk. Your comments are not based on solid ground, you are just commenting which show you don't have cricketing knowledge so i don't want to waste my time arguing with you. Even a blind can see the difference between Pak and BD ( no offence to BD brothers) cricketing history and quality of players.

  • Fearless_Greens on January 21, 2013, 13:47 GMT

    First of all this league can not be compared with any other cricket league. PSL has its own special conditions, most important of them is the security. Therefore comparing the success of PSL with IPL or BBL will be like comparing oranges with apples. For me, as a Pakistani, the success of PSL means no hiccup, no terrorist attack and no controversy. PCB is using PSL to bring cricket back to the country. Any foreign player joining us will be a plus. Similarly if no foreign player joins us then still its not a big deal. The PSL is more important for the Pakistani fans and cricketers than anyone else. PCB must keep PSL in Pakistan and should not move it to UAE.

  • lut4rahman on January 21, 2013, 13:40 GMT

    i want all the boards stop giving NOC for PSL same as they did to BPL:)

  • harshalb on January 21, 2013, 12:39 GMT

    Why PCA wants countries to deny the no obj certs to players. Aren't players supposed to decide? I would like all the current Indian players to participate. That way India can get rid of them.

  • AfaqMalik on January 21, 2013, 11:58 GMT

    @Prats6: I undisputedly, honestly and absolutely agree with you in this point mate. There is no need of arranging such a league which rusts the skills of players. Being a cricket fan, i find greater charm in the test and ODIs rather than T20s. Arranging these leagues are surely going to take the advantage of consistency and this is what i am sure the Pakistani Fans would not like.

  • GreenSoldier_Pak on January 21, 2013, 10:35 GMT

    I think the Cricket Boards should leave it to the players to decide whether they want to take part in a league or not, because I am pretty sure they are mature enough to understand the pros and cons of signing for a league. The Boards can only intervene if a certain league is clashing with either their own league or with their team's international tour. And supposedly quite a lot of players are interested in PSL so why stop them from playing. If Zaka Ashraf's PCB guarantees safety then I am sure there won't be any issues InshaAllah. And as far as us fans are concerned, we will pack the stadiums, don't worry about that :)

  • Kashif.Anwar on January 21, 2013, 10:25 GMT

    I would love to see international players in Pakistan but the stars here in Pakistan are less than no other. Inside Pakistan there is enuf viewer ship to make this contest a success. Pakistan has 30 currently playing players who have international appearance of which 21 are contract players. PSL is starting with 5 teams this season. An average of 4 contracted players can join each team. I donno about others but I'm excited just to see paki heroes playing in Pakistan again and not other international players.

  • JG2704 on January 21, 2013, 9:58 GMT

    @Chris_P - LOL at the guy who thinks you were literally considering the possibility of playing out there yourself

  • JayPmorgan on January 21, 2013, 9:07 GMT

    I am a Pakistani fan and above all a Pakistani. I have to say that I don't blame any of the other cricketing nations in not coming to Pakistan. If you recall, we had guaranteed the security of the Sri Lankans, but that did not stop them from being attacked. No one can guarantee security if someone is intent on attacking you, why should international players have to play under these conditions, in constant fear for their safety, having to be confined to their hotel rooms. Not to sound overtly political but first thing Pakistanis can do is mobilise change in the country, where innocents are getting shot whilst administering polio vaccinations. Admittedly there are many many external factors in play, but let us not play the victim in this.

  • SyedArbabAhmed on January 21, 2013, 8:20 GMT

    I hope that Pakistan will give great security to all players, they are able to do so, but it depends on the planning

  • Shahbaz Alam on January 21, 2013, 8:16 GMT

    Its nice to see PSL paper work has been done. Like IPL Second Edition (2008) was held in South Africa due to security & other reasons and it has a huge success in SA too. PCB plz arange PSL at UAE at start and then as the security situation improve in Pakistan it could easily be shifted there. If the first Edition goes wrong, it would be very difficult for PCB and frunchises to bring it back on track. If it is difficult then arange some matches at Lahore and UAE. Plz think of my loved country. Make this dream come true. WISH YOU BEST OF LUCK "Pakistan Super League"

  • Moon555 on January 21, 2013, 7:44 GMT

    I am a Pakistani & love to see international cricket in Pakistan. I Cann't understand what ECB wants. when the organisers are giving assurance than what is the problem? If they want to send their delegation to see the security measures, we Welcome them but that is not the way. Be a sports nation (ECB) don t do politics. It should be enough as we have secrificed "Mohammed Aamir, Mohammed Asif & Salman Butt" Please stop politics know. we are a sports loving nation. what happend in past with "Srilankan Team" we feel very sad and sorry but now we are well aware & arranged of enough security as we have proved while hosting "World Eleven". We also like England players as sports loving people but this act will hurt us. Over cricketers has proved of performing very well by playing away from pakistan still World cricket want to see our talent. we can accept chalanges but in grounds without politics Now it is our right to play in Pakistan by hosting other nations. Love you Pakistan

  • warneneverchuck on January 21, 2013, 7:09 GMT

    @Aura123 forget abt IPL. I think BPL will do better than this PSL drama

  • on January 21, 2013, 5:44 GMT

    I'm a Pakistan fan. I have all the respect for all cricket playing nations. I would like all the top cricket teams should take part in this PSL league. This will help to resume cricket in Pakistan and being cricket lover you poople should do this.

  • Prats6 on January 21, 2013, 4:23 GMT

    As an Indian, I hope cricket can return to Pakistan and cricketers would be safe in the country but it looks very unlikely if foreign cricketers are going to risk it, even if its a 1% risk, for money. Even if foreign cricketers dont play, PCB should make sure the security is fool proof for the local players. On another note, we have seent he effects of IPL in India, where batsmen get anxious if they play 3 dot balls in a Test, forget ODI's.. Bowlers cant bowl more than 4 overs with consistent pressure. Why risk it? Your players are so good now.

  • landl47 on January 21, 2013, 3:46 GMT

    The Pakistan cricketers and cricket fans are great people and if they were the only ones involved then there would be no problem. Unfortunately, Pakistan also has a record of political instability and terrorism and this has been specifically directed towards foreign cricketers.

    I find it very distressing that the Pakistani people don't get to see international cricket and cricketers from other countries. However, hopefully in the not-too-distant future the safety issues can be resolved and then I'm sure that cricketers from all over the world will want to visit a country which loves cricket so much.

  • zoot on January 21, 2013, 1:46 GMT

    It should be up to the players themselves. The "security risk" is a subjective matter.

  • Chris_P on January 21, 2013, 0:25 GMT

    @ Shehzad_Nizamani. You can quote me on this. No "star" will be there for the simple reason that it has been declared far too dangerous for them. I count myself fortunate to have visited Pakistan (although it was some time ago), but my point was that no one would go there, even for a bucket-load of money, & they won't until there is a huge improvement safety. Just stating facts. Now if they moved this to the UAE, good luck, but while they stay in Pakistan, no chance.

  • sufster68 on January 21, 2013, 0:00 GMT

    Clarke501 - In response to you mate, The attack on SL cricketers was 3 March 2009. Its coming up to 4 years. There are always events in life that are bad and replusive. You cannot allow an event that happened coming up to 4 years ago to stop cricket from being played. Pakistan is a world cup winning country , They have won the 50 over world cup and 20 over world cup. A nation should not be shunned by the rest like they have been. I am sure that the security given to cricketers playing in pakistan would be on a huge scale and they would be looked after better than politicians.

  • Aura123 on January 20, 2013, 23:41 GMT

    Better money than IPL. Cricket crazy crowd full pack stadium. Best bowling line in the world.All the matches will be in one stadium so one city and hotel. PCB will provide top security. All ingredient to be best league in the World so its better to grab the opportunity now.

  • Fearless_Greens on January 20, 2013, 20:48 GMT

    Guys, the main objective of PSL is to keep cricket alive in our country and to demonstrate to the world that Pakistan is safe for sports. Commercially if the league just gives a mere 1% return even then I am sure any investor will be be very happy. Its a long term investment. Of course the league will get better if foreign players from top countries like England, Australia, SA etc. join. But in the first edition if we have no overseas player then even that will do the job for PCB. All I care about is that this league should conclude without any hiccup. Lets hope it goes smooth without any controversy or terrorist attack. I have no problem with PCA's decision. Based on what they hear in media their concern is justified.

  • SapnerJadukar on January 20, 2013, 20:42 GMT

    Trust me on this no foreign players will ask for a NOC!!

  • msmalik102 on January 20, 2013, 20:25 GMT

    I respect every one's opinion; but I would like to welcome each and every player in Pakistan for PSL and not only the players but even you guys are welcome to Pakistan as a spectator & our guests. Also I can assure you that not only me but you would be welcomed by my 190 million Pakistani brothers & sisters.

  • babarzkb on January 20, 2013, 20:17 GMT

    PCA is always against Pakistan... we pakistanis love cricket & there is no issue abt english or any other country players.

  • Jarr30 on January 20, 2013, 20:16 GMT

    Sanath Jayasuria might be the only overseas player in this Pak cricket league. He seems to play in every T20 league after his retirement.

  • Attractivue on January 20, 2013, 19:44 GMT

    No matter what security threats there "MAY BE", money solves all the problem. If it is going to be this cashed up then I think players from Australia/New Zealand/South Africa and England, they will all come!!

  • Ossies on January 20, 2013, 19:12 GMT

    Pakistan has an estimated middle class of 60 million, as a percentage higher than india,

    there are multi-nationals, like unilver, nestle, pepsi, who would love to invest in this league, consumer good growth in pakistan is some of the highest in the world. recent high food prices and in other coomodities such as cotton have increased the wages in pakistan. unlike india, 40% of the pakistan population doesnt live in poverty.

    Yes the country has many problems, which will stop foreign players particapting, however, you don't need to worry about the economic strenght of the league.

  • sipunjohn on January 20, 2013, 18:59 GMT

    oh mate !!! are u kidding me. super league in pakistan. had pcb cleared all dues of their players ???? lol....

  • shillingsworth on January 20, 2013, 18:20 GMT

    Usual ill informed comments ignoring the reality. 1) Pakistan is the only country where professional cricketers have been the specific target of an armed attack 2) The PCA represents English professional cricketers. It has a duty to act on the security advice it receives. The counties and the ECB make the final decision and, as the holders of the players' contracts, are entitled to withhold NOCs. 3) The ECB and the counties encourage every English player to develop their skills by playing overseas during the off season. Suggestions that the stance on the PSL is driven by fear of failure are juvenile as are those dismissing the ability of all English players in T20 cricket.

  • GB_Cricket on January 20, 2013, 18:11 GMT

    Realistically, PSL might be able to attract a few players from Bang, Zim, WI & SL apart from players from associate nations like Afg etc..

  • CrICkeeet on January 20, 2013, 17:54 GMT

    actually PCA doing their routine work....

  • khurrami82 on January 20, 2013, 17:36 GMT

    i have read some comments in which people are wondering where will pcb pay players from. they do not need to worry becuase pak is not as poor as they think. wi do have our own share of billionairs that are ready to spend money for the betterment of cricket.

  • on January 20, 2013, 17:32 GMT

    No offence Pakistan but no country will send their players especially the top ones but you might be lucky with retired ones or the worst ones :D

  • on January 20, 2013, 17:18 GMT

    Also how come this so called 'super' league has a semi final when there are only 5 teams? lol should be 2 to make it a bit interesting but good luck :D

  • Desisd on January 20, 2013, 16:47 GMT

    Only Afghan and Malaysian players will go to pakistan.

  • zalmaypk on January 20, 2013, 16:24 GMT

    This is not good to stop their NOCs with only security reasons... i think if a player is not involved for their national team/duty, then it will leave on his own choice or only giving him advise but if stopping NOCs then it means that they want to destroy pak cricket..

  • supacricfan on January 20, 2013, 16:11 GMT

    Pak t20..ha.ha..what a joke!!have they got money to feed their own players lol!!

  • irfankiani on January 20, 2013, 16:02 GMT

    @ Posted by Chris_P I dont know people like & PCA you talking like that If anyone dont want to come in Pakistan we don,t force nor we can but if someone agree he is not minor or unsound mind Why PCA trying to stop him.

  • umairasgharbutt on January 20, 2013, 15:59 GMT

    best of luck psl.. we dont need english players anyway.. they r not good t20 players !

  • The_Mystery_Ball on January 20, 2013, 15:57 GMT

    The thing is foreign players or not, this corporate type of league will financially help the upcoming domestic players. BTW SK5983, these pack of jokers beat your team in your own backyard so I guess that makes you even more worse than these jokers. Its high time that people like you snap out of your dream.

  • UK_Chap on January 20, 2013, 15:56 GMT

    Chris_P : I will put it simply for you, You need not worry, or apply, they are only looking for professionals that can actually play good cricket.

  • DanishAnwar on January 20, 2013, 15:36 GMT

    lol a pathetic face-saving effort by the brits. They know that no league side will pick them as first choices anyways so losing them is no big deal. IPL doesn't need them and is damn successful. Sorry Englishmen you are just not good enough for T20

  • QingdaoXI on January 20, 2013, 15:26 GMT

    PSL is going to be flopped and will be played only between pakistani players, good work PCA, and i think no international Players will like to go Pakistan for some bucks, which can cost them there life, its better to go India and Play IPL and earn some bucks guys. Stop this circus, your team is already a pack of Jokers.

  • zaf100 on January 20, 2013, 15:17 GMT

    To be honest not many English players will be offerd contracts anyway because in asian conditions English players are not good enough.In Pakistan people like aggressive style cricket not English style negative cricket. West indies, South African, Sri lankans players are more suited to Pakistan style of 20/20 cricket. No moaners please, PCA keep English players wraped up in cotton wool. How many English players are playing in IPL ? Not many and those playing don't get selected very often. Sometimes you wonder these organisations actually help or hindrance to players. Best thing is to ask fellow players of that country and they will tell you to come or not. Skill level of English players are declining that's why they have more players from other countries playing for England. Pakistan recently beat India in India and now look what India is doing to England. English, Australian and New Zealand players need to play regularly in asian conditions to win more often in sub-continent.

  • on January 20, 2013, 15:17 GMT

    Everyone has his own view but in my opinion if foreign crickters take part in psl then our nation (Pakistani) stongly wellcom in pakistan

  • Chris_P on January 20, 2013, 15:07 GMT

    @Shehzad_Nizamani . Ummm, you don't get sarcasm? I'll put it in simple terms. Either for free or all the money in the UAE I still would not go there, and btw my friend, I have played & coached semi professionally in 5 countries!

  • M.K.Luke on January 20, 2013, 14:57 GMT

    It feels very bad that Pak is struggling to make revival of international cricket at home.Talking about PSL i think some players from WestIndies,Srilanka, NZ, perhaps SA & Bangladesh, will take part in the tournament.Overall its a good initiative to revive cricket but still Pak need to make peace from War against terror in order to claim complete revival.

  • class9ryan on January 20, 2013, 14:54 GMT

    PCA arranging for a league after what happened with Lankan players and do u think players would risk their lives

  • bumsonseats on January 20, 2013, 14:51 GMT

    not sure who other than the Pakistani players would want to play. the last few days has proved just what a world we are living in. Bangladesh in the last 10 days or so have reaffirmed that they will not tour and i would have thought they would have less to fear than any of the main icc cricketing countries

  • Porky_PigTheToon on January 20, 2013, 14:49 GMT

    No Problem. Now Pakistan can invite Kenyan, Nepali, Zimbabwe and Namibian players to make their league successful and THE BEST.

  • reality_check on January 20, 2013, 14:32 GMT

    Let PSL go ahead but I hope the organizers don't push too much for Eng/Aus/SA players. They won't come unless they are satisfied with the security. If first two or three tournaments are successfull, they will get interested. Learn from the BPL fiasco and don't try too hard. Even if the first installment is an all Pakistani affair so be it.

  • cricktexpert on January 20, 2013, 14:23 GMT

    No franchise even pick an english players so who cares if they come or not....simple.

  • waseemsarwar on January 20, 2013, 14:17 GMT

    Everyone has his view of the whole situation. Can't see Aussies, Saffas and even Kiwi players coming in PSL but that's perfectly fine coz people don't expect them either, few players from Sri Lanka if they are willing and few are associate teams will do nicely for Pakistan and their is no point of arranging PSL outside country because only reason PCB wants to arrange PSL is to fill stadiums which isn't possible in UAE.

  • wiseshah on January 20, 2013, 14:08 GMT

    now pak fan will bash england and say they are minnows, pak help them to build british cricket, blah blah blah

  • Rebel_Who_Follows_All_The_Rules on January 20, 2013, 14:00 GMT

    To be honest, I don't see too many players even applying for a No Objection certificate, let alone getting one.

  • Pak_alldway on January 20, 2013, 13:51 GMT

    every other sport's eventsuch as hockey,kabbadi,car racing etc. can take place foreighn teams r visiting they dont have any cocercns but crickter

  • AK47_pk on January 20, 2013, 13:42 GMT

    I dnt blame england as they are desperatly trying to save dying county cricket. There were days when players from all over the world dying to play county cricket but last years counties were strugling to find overseas player let alone quality players. 2nd) I dnt think any franchise will go for english player as they havnt got a clue how to play spin. 3rd) do players really care about pca anymore?

  • Captain_Tuk_Tuk on January 20, 2013, 13:38 GMT

    @Chris_P You are not allowed for even free, only star players please :) @PkZindabaad PSL is not going to be even near the fame of IPL at 1st 4 seasons at-least but future cannot be predicted who knows what will happen after season 4 and we do need Bangdadeshi players they are our brothers, they got some lesson and we are even with them so now let both of us get back to our original places like we supported them in Asia Cup final we will support them again. Cheers!!!

  • malepas on January 20, 2013, 13:34 GMT

    PCA is the body of pen pushers as they want to justify the money they scimmed of players by providing misleading info,,my question is,,has PCA done any real security assessment of Pakistan recently to issue this warning??? the answer is NO,,then how come they issue such a rediculous statment,,what we have seen,,the over 50000 people done a long march and stayed 4 days in open and not a single incident reported of any disturbance or voilence,,,better theneven London marches. and Yes,,there is pockets of voilence in some areas but not everywhere, they have been playing all thier domestic first class tournaments without any single incidents for many years,,so bodies like PCA shouldn't issue blanket statements without knowing the ground realities.

  • HashmiMA on January 20, 2013, 13:31 GMT

    Security would remain an issue for such a tournament in Pak for atleast another couple of years.

    I fully agree that PCB should arrange this in Sharjah & Dubai rather then in Pak, atleast in UAE more players would love to join in and their respective boards would also be having less issues in allowing them to participate.

    Last but not least large num of Pak & other asian supporters in UAE would give it a big boost for a day / night tournament.

    Give it a go in UAE for couple of years then if situation permits we can bring it to Pakistan.

  • Back-Foot-Bulge on January 20, 2013, 13:11 GMT

    No offence meant but its better off if they conduct PSL in Dubai/Abu dhabi. It will be better for Pak cricket as it will avoid any undesirable incidents. All the best to PSL.I hope it is as succesful as the other asian leagues viz., BPL, SLPL and IPL.

  • supacricfan on January 20, 2013, 13:08 GMT

    good decision!!cricket in pakistan is not on at the moment!!better stick to IPL,BPL AND BIG BASH...its not worth taking risk..pakistan in dire straits as usual!!

  • TripleCenturian on January 20, 2013, 13:07 GMT

    So some players could go from the Big Bash to Bangladesh or the Carribean, on to Pakistan, stop off at the IPL and then perhaps if they have any energy left or need to earn some money from a t20 that does pay wages, they could play in England.

    And that's if they get NOCs in the first place.

    Looks like one tournament too many for the same set of players so it will only attract money seekers not getting a gig elsewhere, if they are prepared to take the security risks.

    Out of interest, where are the Pakistani teams going to get all their money from?

  • bukhari_leo on January 20, 2013, 13:06 GMT

    it is very disappointing for the game of cricket,even world xi which recently visited Pakistan to convey the message of security clearence then why is is this happning with Pakistan??security concerns are every where not only in Pakistan as we have witnwessed over the years..this is totally biased behaviour with Pak and literally with the game of cricket..plz endeavour for boosting the game

  • lonewarriorram on January 20, 2013, 12:59 GMT

    @Faurrukh.91 lol PCA just advises players about payment and security issues. Fitness concerns must be taken care by the respective country boards.

  • Dhanno on January 20, 2013, 12:56 GMT

    @Pkzindabad . So how is this going to work out ? Are Players from SA, Aus, WI playing from their home , like imaginary batting and bowling ?? Lol, who said anyone from australia will be coming ? And @Chris : lol..

  • Nice_Mr.KJ on January 20, 2013, 12:51 GMT

    PSL should be arranged on Dubai/Abu Dhabi/Sharjah cricket grounds!!

  • vish2020 on January 20, 2013, 12:41 GMT

    @Faurrukh.91 don't worry about PCA warning players playing in IPL because from a "reality check" point of view, a person's life is more important than poor form or fitness problem. And just to make a point, Kevin Pietersen and many SA, AUS players play every IPL and never has had any fitness or other problems. My Indian players just have stupid excuses when they don't perform! IPL has nothing to do with it! GDluck with your PSL but don't just start comparing with IPL!

  • PkZindabaad on January 20, 2013, 12:35 GMT

    WHO NEEDS english players. Our vast pool of plyers with the addition of players from SA, AUS, West indies, AND srilanka will suffice. WE DON'T EVEN NEED worthless bangladesh players who cannot even bat in Flat tracks. Go PAKISTAN. It will be big success than IPL as the name suggests its SUPER LEAGUE.

  • Farrukh.91. on January 20, 2013, 12:25 GMT

    has the PCA ever warned players about playing in IPL, that the long schedule may lead to poor form or fittness problem!!!

  • Chris_P on January 20, 2013, 12:25 GMT

    With all due respect guys. no amount of money would ever get me there right now, & I'm not even professional cricketer!

  • Dunwall on January 20, 2013, 12:25 GMT

    The security concerns over sending players in Pakistan are VERY real. According to recent news, Pakistan's security situation actually devolved more. So, not only English counties but suggestion should be that all Cricketing countries should measure the security of the players very deeply before sending them into a mayhem.

  • ramesh_rocks on January 20, 2013, 12:23 GMT

    I am not surprised, this was always expected from PCA..let's see what players think..

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  • ramesh_rocks on January 20, 2013, 12:23 GMT

    I am not surprised, this was always expected from PCA..let's see what players think..

  • Dunwall on January 20, 2013, 12:25 GMT

    The security concerns over sending players in Pakistan are VERY real. According to recent news, Pakistan's security situation actually devolved more. So, not only English counties but suggestion should be that all Cricketing countries should measure the security of the players very deeply before sending them into a mayhem.

  • Chris_P on January 20, 2013, 12:25 GMT

    With all due respect guys. no amount of money would ever get me there right now, & I'm not even professional cricketer!

  • Farrukh.91. on January 20, 2013, 12:25 GMT

    has the PCA ever warned players about playing in IPL, that the long schedule may lead to poor form or fittness problem!!!

  • PkZindabaad on January 20, 2013, 12:35 GMT

    WHO NEEDS english players. Our vast pool of plyers with the addition of players from SA, AUS, West indies, AND srilanka will suffice. WE DON'T EVEN NEED worthless bangladesh players who cannot even bat in Flat tracks. Go PAKISTAN. It will be big success than IPL as the name suggests its SUPER LEAGUE.

  • vish2020 on January 20, 2013, 12:41 GMT

    @Faurrukh.91 don't worry about PCA warning players playing in IPL because from a "reality check" point of view, a person's life is more important than poor form or fitness problem. And just to make a point, Kevin Pietersen and many SA, AUS players play every IPL and never has had any fitness or other problems. My Indian players just have stupid excuses when they don't perform! IPL has nothing to do with it! GDluck with your PSL but don't just start comparing with IPL!

  • Nice_Mr.KJ on January 20, 2013, 12:51 GMT

    PSL should be arranged on Dubai/Abu Dhabi/Sharjah cricket grounds!!

  • Dhanno on January 20, 2013, 12:56 GMT

    @Pkzindabad . So how is this going to work out ? Are Players from SA, Aus, WI playing from their home , like imaginary batting and bowling ?? Lol, who said anyone from australia will be coming ? And @Chris : lol..

  • lonewarriorram on January 20, 2013, 12:59 GMT

    @Faurrukh.91 lol PCA just advises players about payment and security issues. Fitness concerns must be taken care by the respective country boards.

  • bukhari_leo on January 20, 2013, 13:06 GMT

    it is very disappointing for the game of cricket,even world xi which recently visited Pakistan to convey the message of security clearence then why is is this happning with Pakistan??security concerns are every where not only in Pakistan as we have witnwessed over the years..this is totally biased behaviour with Pak and literally with the game of cricket..plz endeavour for boosting the game