Pakistan news November 15, 2012

No Big Bash for Afridi, Ajmal and Umar Akmal, says PCB

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The PCB has denied Umar Akmal, Saeed Ajmal and Shahid Afridi permission to play this season's Big Bash League (BBL), the Australia Twenty20 league, to ensure the trio's participation in their domestic Twenty20 tournament ahead of the tour of India. Akmal had signed with Sydney Sixers and Ajmal with Adelaide Strikers for the season, while Afridi would have moved from Melbourne Renegades to Sydney Thunder.

The PCB had earlier issued the players No Objection Certificates to play in the BBL that begins on December 7. The PCB's national T20 championship is set to be played between December 2 and 10, and will be followed by a week-long conditioning camp before the team leaves for India on December 22.

Ajmal and Akmal, who signed with their respective BBL teams earlier this month, had not played in the league's inaugural edition. Afridi had moved to Thunder during the transfer window in July. In the last season, for Renegades, while he did not have much of an impact with the bat - he made 69 in four innings - he was their leading wicket-taker, with 10 scalps at 20.80 apiece.

Sydney Thunder will now move to find a replacement for Afridi. The franchise's general manager, John Dyson, said he was disappointed with this late development: "Afridi is one of the most exciting and popular T20 players in the world. It is a pity that our Thunder supporters, many of whom follow Afridi closely, will miss out on seeing him first hand this season at our home ground."

Adelaide Strikers have also begun the hunt for Ajmal's replacement. "We've already started hunting for an international replacement and, let me assure you, there are some really exciting prospects out there, " Jamie Cox, SACA's Director of Cricket, said. "Once we've finalised Ajmal's replacement, Striker fans will be the first to know."

Umar Farooq is ESPNcricinfo's Pakistan correspondent

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  • spellbinder76 on November 18, 2012, 19:56 GMT

    Players like Saeed Ajmal, Afridi and Umar Akmal are an assett for Pakistan cricket. This is Pakistan's beaurecracy at its worst. These three players should ignore the ban and go to Australia. PCB will be loser as these players are good crowd pullers with a high ranking in ICC. Why can't someone challange the appointment of Zaka ashraf as chairman and Asif Ali Zardari as patron-in-chief of PCB. The past cricketers with knowledge of cricket should run the affairs of cricket in Pakistan.

  • Coolgye on November 18, 2012, 15:21 GMT

    Afridi should start coming as a top-order batsmen and bat with patience to get his belated rhythm back. My preferred ODI Team VS INDIA would be :

    1. Mohammed Hafeez 2. Ahmed Shehzad 3. Shahid Afridi 4. Naser Jamshed 5. Umar Akmal 6. Asad Shafiq 7. Sarfraz Ahmed 8. Hammad Azam 9. Umar Gul 10. Saeed Ajmal 11. Mohammed Sami

  • on November 18, 2012, 2:55 GMT

    Pakistan and Australia has similar cricket and anytime Austaralia wants Pak players it is great for Pakistan to play with explosive Australian players and their bouncy pitches. They have great choice of three Pak players all are popular with world cricket crowd. I myself is Pakistani but love to watch my favorite Australian players Shane Watson the great, Cameron White, Micheal Hussy, Rickey Pointing . These are unbelievable gifts for world of cricket lovers

  • dmuzaf on November 17, 2012, 11:01 GMT

    I think Pakistan should force its batsmen to attend events like the BBL so they can learn to play on fast, bouncy and/or seaming wickets. Our batsmen have pathetic technique and temperment which comes entirely from playing on the dead wickets we produce at home.

  • wasim_007 on November 17, 2012, 9:13 GMT

    50-50....Domestic competition has it's own importance also...I wish Afridi Open inning for his team and get the rhythm....Love you LALA...please don't bow down and make a remarkable come back....we pray for you!!!inshaallah....

  • allwaysmee on November 17, 2012, 8:10 GMT

    well its known very well all over the world that indian players never been called for any international league.. either they are free.. pak players has lot of excitent and it will entertain cricket lovers even in india. so its really true that pak cricketers are the best....

  • Biggus on November 17, 2012, 6:33 GMT

    @SachinGoNow-This league that you don't care about and don't think matters produced the CLT20 winners so it would appear that it does matter, especially to those teams they beat to take the title, wouldn't you think?

  • rajesh_singhSTM on November 16, 2012, 18:48 GMT

    India may have a bad head to head record against Pakistan but when it matters most we kick where it hurts most ;) i.e out of ICC worldcups.

  • K.A.K on November 16, 2012, 16:44 GMT

    Though PCB has the right to deny the players to play in BBL, it is counter productive for cricket in Pakistan. PCB should allow as many players to play overseas as possible. With a huge cricketing talent, Pakistan should never let go of any opportunity that comes its way.

  • spiscean2002 on November 16, 2012, 15:01 GMT

    "If u r talking abut the record PKAISTAN HAS ALWaYS better winning records against indian team..... "...Really? Of late since 2005 I dont see that...or atleast Indian team winning rate is high...You were talking the era of Imran-Khan were I accept Pakistan team was better....but there's "WAS"...Please accept the fact that current Pakistan team IS not better compared to current Indian team...anyways, if you hate Indai/Indians so much, you can never accept the reality....typical is'nt it? Where as we Indian/or atleast most of us accept the fact that Pakistan in 80's/90's was far better cricketing team than any team in the world at that time...We loved many of them like Imran/Wasim/Waqar/Inzy....

  • spellbinder76 on November 18, 2012, 19:56 GMT

    Players like Saeed Ajmal, Afridi and Umar Akmal are an assett for Pakistan cricket. This is Pakistan's beaurecracy at its worst. These three players should ignore the ban and go to Australia. PCB will be loser as these players are good crowd pullers with a high ranking in ICC. Why can't someone challange the appointment of Zaka ashraf as chairman and Asif Ali Zardari as patron-in-chief of PCB. The past cricketers with knowledge of cricket should run the affairs of cricket in Pakistan.

  • Coolgye on November 18, 2012, 15:21 GMT

    Afridi should start coming as a top-order batsmen and bat with patience to get his belated rhythm back. My preferred ODI Team VS INDIA would be :

    1. Mohammed Hafeez 2. Ahmed Shehzad 3. Shahid Afridi 4. Naser Jamshed 5. Umar Akmal 6. Asad Shafiq 7. Sarfraz Ahmed 8. Hammad Azam 9. Umar Gul 10. Saeed Ajmal 11. Mohammed Sami

  • on November 18, 2012, 2:55 GMT

    Pakistan and Australia has similar cricket and anytime Austaralia wants Pak players it is great for Pakistan to play with explosive Australian players and their bouncy pitches. They have great choice of three Pak players all are popular with world cricket crowd. I myself is Pakistani but love to watch my favorite Australian players Shane Watson the great, Cameron White, Micheal Hussy, Rickey Pointing . These are unbelievable gifts for world of cricket lovers

  • dmuzaf on November 17, 2012, 11:01 GMT

    I think Pakistan should force its batsmen to attend events like the BBL so they can learn to play on fast, bouncy and/or seaming wickets. Our batsmen have pathetic technique and temperment which comes entirely from playing on the dead wickets we produce at home.

  • wasim_007 on November 17, 2012, 9:13 GMT

    50-50....Domestic competition has it's own importance also...I wish Afridi Open inning for his team and get the rhythm....Love you LALA...please don't bow down and make a remarkable come back....we pray for you!!!inshaallah....

  • allwaysmee on November 17, 2012, 8:10 GMT

    well its known very well all over the world that indian players never been called for any international league.. either they are free.. pak players has lot of excitent and it will entertain cricket lovers even in india. so its really true that pak cricketers are the best....

  • Biggus on November 17, 2012, 6:33 GMT

    @SachinGoNow-This league that you don't care about and don't think matters produced the CLT20 winners so it would appear that it does matter, especially to those teams they beat to take the title, wouldn't you think?

  • rajesh_singhSTM on November 16, 2012, 18:48 GMT

    India may have a bad head to head record against Pakistan but when it matters most we kick where it hurts most ;) i.e out of ICC worldcups.

  • K.A.K on November 16, 2012, 16:44 GMT

    Though PCB has the right to deny the players to play in BBL, it is counter productive for cricket in Pakistan. PCB should allow as many players to play overseas as possible. With a huge cricketing talent, Pakistan should never let go of any opportunity that comes its way.

  • spiscean2002 on November 16, 2012, 15:01 GMT

    "If u r talking abut the record PKAISTAN HAS ALWaYS better winning records against indian team..... "...Really? Of late since 2005 I dont see that...or atleast Indian team winning rate is high...You were talking the era of Imran-Khan were I accept Pakistan team was better....but there's "WAS"...Please accept the fact that current Pakistan team IS not better compared to current Indian team...anyways, if you hate Indai/Indians so much, you can never accept the reality....typical is'nt it? Where as we Indian/or atleast most of us accept the fact that Pakistan in 80's/90's was far better cricketing team than any team in the world at that time...We loved many of them like Imran/Wasim/Waqar/Inzy....

  • on November 16, 2012, 13:50 GMT

    Surely playing abroad against top quality t20 players would be better than playing against home players who the trio are all accustomed to. This sort of takes out the element of surprise which fills the gap between training and matches. Look at the effect the BBL had on Luke Wright, Fantastic. I reckon the Pakistani fielding and batting could've definitely been improved. Wrong decision by the PCB

  • Anwar-Lara on November 16, 2012, 11:25 GMT

    Sigh of relief for BCCI...

  • on November 16, 2012, 9:56 GMT

    @anshu.s:: If u r talking abut the record PKAISTAN HAS ALWaYS better winning records against indian team.....

  • anshu.s on November 16, 2012, 9:02 GMT

    @ El_Toro_Loco Big bash teams don't sign Indian players because our domestic season is on and BCCI dosen't allow Indian players to participate in foreign leagues. Indian players will always be in demand because wherever they go a huge viewership is there and TV ratings go up .Please don't make India sound like English footballers or overhped EPL that are high on hype but don't deliver anything and are thus hated and looked down upon, while on the contary Indian team has won a lot and always beaten Pakistan time and again atleast !!!!!!!!!

  • Cricket_theBestGame on November 16, 2012, 5:09 GMT

    John invertiry (or whatever his name is) and rest of pure aust cricket class must be happy and breathing a sigh of relief that intergerity of aust cricket and BBL is saved now that Ajmal, a known notorious "cricket intergirty bender", is no longer coming to our shores !!! what a relief ..aahhh...

  • RaadQ on November 16, 2012, 4:06 GMT

    Stupid mistake by PCB. Preventing them from playing BBL reduces ties with other boards and also takes away the interest of their players who want to play in international leagues and earn money, just alienating their own players. Afridi might be crap, but he will perform ok on the domestic level. Ajmal is the world's best spinner by far, albeit maybe not the most effective in the shortest format of the game. Akmal proved his skills to the best of his ability in the World T20, where he was so far down in the batting line up he was always batting with bowlers under enormous pressure.

  • Timmuh on November 16, 2012, 3:30 GMT

    I think its a good decision by the PCB. Pakistan has their own internal interests to look out for, and while the tour of India is meaningless in cricket terms (two T20 and 3 ODI is the everything that is wrong with modern cricket schedules) it is an important geo-political step. The BBL is yet another tournament of nothing but blatant cash grab with no cricket relevance beyond the money, and I say that as an Australian.

  • lovepork on November 16, 2012, 2:13 GMT

    Well except Ajmal, the other two don't even secure there place in the first eleven. Afridi's current form won't let him get selected in a local Karachi club, so it is a blessing in disguise for Australian team.

  • Meety on November 16, 2012, 0:52 GMT

    I understand the decision the PCB made. It SHOULD mean a better prepared side to play India.

  • Syed_imran_abbas on November 16, 2012, 0:40 GMT

    I think this is quite right decesion. to be honest there is not much time in series against india. They should have let Umar Akmal play and let him get some experience there.

  • El_Toro_Loco on November 16, 2012, 0:35 GMT

    @ Rajesh_india_0000: Guess what? your best players were not even considered to play for any one of those BBL teams who's standards & quality are miles ahead of your IPL debacle. Ciao...

  • on November 15, 2012, 23:49 GMT

    Good decision, Pakistan comes first. SL board must learn a lesson from this saga.

  • ToTellUTheTruth on November 15, 2012, 23:43 GMT

    Really...does any one care about another League?I honestly lost count of all these Leagues/PLs

  • Rajesh_india_1990 on November 15, 2012, 19:43 GMT

    Blessing in disguise for the Australian teams.......

  • on November 15, 2012, 19:06 GMT

    It's a short term thinking. PCB should think in broad perspective. The Pakistani players should participate in international leagues so that the international players come here frequently.

  • on November 15, 2012, 19:05 GMT

    gud decision...players shud prefer national event rather than big bash...plus they need to get used to asian conditions before travelling to india

  • on November 15, 2012, 17:42 GMT

    I'm Pakistani but idk if this is good or bad? Oh well :)

  • Coolgye on November 15, 2012, 17:39 GMT

    @Gilly4ever - The indian pitches are just like the pakistani pitches that's the reason why PCB didn't allow them to play at pacy tracks in Australia.

  • Farrukh.91. on November 15, 2012, 17:02 GMT

    Wrong decision by PCB, on 1 side it is looking to send players to IPL and on the other side withdrawing players from better leagues than IPL. PCB may not allow high class players to play BPL etc but they should allow them to play Australian and South African leagues; these are the players who may also contribute in bringing crickeet back home. Also if PCB is to organize its own league, they will need foreign players; so withdrawing players from foreign leagues wont help that cause also.

  • tanveer131 on November 15, 2012, 17:00 GMT

    I thought Zaka Ashraf is a very nice decent man. didn't expect this from him.

  • Omarrz on November 15, 2012, 16:46 GMT

    It is a good decision. These players need to play in India-like pitches before the India series. Australian conditions won't help them at all.

  • on November 15, 2012, 16:43 GMT

    Very Very Bad decision by the PCB. Umar would has got good experience from BBL.

  • on November 15, 2012, 16:36 GMT

    GOOD DECISION 1ST PRIORITY IS PAKISTAN THAN OTHERS..........

  • ahassan on November 15, 2012, 16:19 GMT

    Bad decision. PCB must realise that Pakistani players were much better when they used to play county cricket outside Pakistan. Asif, Majid,Zaheer,Intekhab, Mushtaq mohammad,Sarfaraz,Sadiq,Imran,Saleem Malik,Wasim,Waqar,Saqlain, Mushtaq Ahmad etc. etc. were allowed to play county cricket and all of them became world calss players. Pakistan was one of the top teams in world cricket. Pakistan cricket will go nowhere if PCB continue denying them to play outside Pakistan and force them to play in domestic cricket of very poor standard.

  • on November 15, 2012, 15:54 GMT

    people here sayin the BCCI has a hand in this honestly embrass me

  • umairasgharbutt on November 15, 2012, 15:54 GMT

    good one pcb.. thumbs up!!!

  • on November 15, 2012, 15:36 GMT

    Guy PCB allowed them to make contracts in BBL coz first domestic T20 cup was scheduled to start in March but now PCB wants to hold PL in that window hence players have yo play in that. BBL is probably the best T20 league when it comes to cricket quality and it would have been good for players too but you have to leave something for other.

  • Zeshan547 on November 15, 2012, 15:26 GMT

    Good Decision! Playing for own country should always be no.1 priority.

  • Baundele on November 15, 2012, 15:11 GMT

    Please PCB do it for the BPL as well.

  • on November 15, 2012, 15:03 GMT

    i think its a good move. they will get some more practice on those pitches. good for the india series!

  • CricketMaan on November 15, 2012, 14:48 GMT

    @mangat083 - Chill mate, u msd the sarcasm there!!

  • S-A-M-1994 on November 15, 2012, 14:46 GMT

    Pakistani media done it Again lol.....PCB changed this decision becuz pakistani media Put pressureon them

  • ejsiddiqui on November 15, 2012, 14:38 GMT

    This seems stupid. My question from PCB is that Why you issued NOC to these players before signing with respective BBL's teams?

  • Niazhussain on November 15, 2012, 14:28 GMT

    I think this is very bad decision made by PCB.Afridi get his form back in BBL.

    Very Very Very Poooooor Decision.

  • mangat083 on November 15, 2012, 14:04 GMT

    @cricketmaan .. What a joke bcci do not have these kind of relations with pcb to influence their decisions.by the way bcci do not need to do this they have more important issues at hand to handle.i know bcci has some faults but everyone please stop blaming bcci for every minor issues around the other cricket boards...

  • Anwar-Lara on November 15, 2012, 13:56 GMT

    pathetic decision from PCB........

  • on November 15, 2012, 13:53 GMT

    Thats an awesome decision by PCB.In my opinion,only Umar should play in BBL to gain some experience.Welldone PCB!!!!

  • davidatlas999 on November 15, 2012, 13:50 GMT

    Good move from pcb if they play in our t20 then its good for our tournament fans wanna watch pak star in our own country in the grounds which is a good thing for our fans.they are not playing here cause other team not wanna come here.so here fans have a chance watch some live action.bring it on pcb a very good move o with you pcb on this.

  • on November 15, 2012, 13:49 GMT

    Thats really bad :( we was hoping may b afridi get his form back in BBL ...

  • on November 15, 2012, 13:42 GMT

    I think this is a great decision. How are our younger players supposed to improve without quality to play against. If all our best go to other leagues, the domestic boys at home are not going to get to play international level cricket and when the time comes for them to play for Pakistan in international tournaments...they will struggle.

  • Ahsan-cric-freak on November 15, 2012, 13:40 GMT

    Oh stop it guys.. Few days back u ppl were questioning ajmal's participation in BBL and now u wanna see him playing in that league...? it would be better if they play domestic t20 in 3 ways: 1- younger inexperience lads will get opportunity to play against/with these stars,2-national t20 will glow u through thier participation and 3- ajmal will remain mystery to aussie batsmen

  • Zahidsaltin on November 15, 2012, 13:39 GMT

    Very good decision by PCB. They should play the domestic for the locals.

  • getsetgopk on November 15, 2012, 13:27 GMT

    Dont really see the logic behind this one. If the idea is to give these players rest is a very good reason but since they will be playing in the local T20 comp so why not let them play BBL and some youngsters might get a chance of playing in the local event. Besides they'l make some money in BBL as well

  • FaisalBasharat75 on November 15, 2012, 13:14 GMT

    Permission may be granted with the condition to return well before the scheduled matches between the two jaints Pakistan vs India.

  • on November 15, 2012, 12:58 GMT

    CricketMaan has a point, so the BBL tv ratings will go down .

  • KB-Sarkar on November 15, 2012, 12:56 GMT

    Let Afridi play. He is of no use to the national team anyway, at least this way he can make some money.

  • Ozcricketwriter on November 15, 2012, 12:55 GMT

    Understandable but I don't know how useful it is.

  • on November 15, 2012, 12:50 GMT

    that's good ... PCB should stop like these player.. they are not playing good since long time.. let them to play in domestic and locally to encourage young cricketers..

  • on November 15, 2012, 12:43 GMT

    Hmm, was planning to make the trip from NZ to watch Afridi and Ajmal in action. I think it's somewhat an okay decision, given the pitches in Pakistan will assist the batsman more. Thus, allow Afrid etc to get some much needed score under their belt and gain some confidence!!

  • on November 15, 2012, 12:42 GMT

    the players and eventually the team would have benefited from bbl. now pcb shud compensate this by preparing pitches like those in australia or southafrica for national tournament.

  • KingKongIn on November 15, 2012, 12:36 GMT

    hahahah...how come BCCI is being blammed for this ..intresting. However I think PCB should be blammed for this...it was a good chance for PAK player to get the experience in Aus and earn some money as well.

  • rajattiwaari on November 15, 2012, 12:34 GMT

    I think its a good move. They are the among the best PAK players and their presence in domestic league is going to raise the quality of that tournament. Anyways, BBL is a AUS domestic tournament, am surprised so many negative comments from pakistanis.

  • reality_check on November 15, 2012, 12:34 GMT

    PCB first allows them to play in BBL and then says no you can't play because of other commitments. Either PCB is run by five year old kids or there is pressure from BCCI to prevent Pakistani players from playing in BBL which is in competition with IPL. Both these statements are true.

  • Basamba on November 15, 2012, 12:25 GMT

    this is not good first they denied it in canada and now australia

  • Z.Saleem on November 15, 2012, 12:17 GMT

    Well done PCB......this is great! Now they are making some sense....Aus just wanted to learn how to play Ajmal well and wanted to get entertainment out of Afridi and Akmal, because of their star value - nothing else. Ppl of Pakistan need to see their stars in the domestic T20 Cup tournament.

  • on November 15, 2012, 12:13 GMT

    Not a great move by the PCB ...... they should let these players play in the australian t20 series ..............

  • on November 15, 2012, 11:56 GMT

    I think this is stupid. How are our players meant to play against the worlds best and get better if they arent allowed to do so.

  • on November 15, 2012, 11:55 GMT

    This is not good PCB. Let them play BBL. We all want to see them in BBL. Plz let them play.

  • CricketMaan on November 15, 2012, 11:53 GMT

    Im sure BCCI has flexed thier muscle here to stop Pak palyers playing from BBL, else the tour to India would have been in jeopardy...its all coz of BCCI!!!!!

  • on November 15, 2012, 11:49 GMT

    OH, REALY DISAGREE WITH THIS. THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO PLAY BBL ,

  • on November 15, 2012, 11:48 GMT

    Extremely unprofessional from PCB in two ways. 1. First allowing them and now changing decision. 2. its great for the player to play in australia, southafrica and any surfaces where normally our batsmen struggle. This kinda attitude and bad decisions are ruining Players career.

  • on November 15, 2012, 11:46 GMT

    they would have got more experience foolish decision our domestic t20 sucks

  • on November 15, 2012, 11:41 GMT

    The PCB has denied Umar Akmal, Saeed Ajmal and Shahid Afridi permission to play this season's Big Bash League (BBL), the Australia Twenty20 league, to ensure the trio's participation in their domestic Twenty20 tournament ahead of the tour of India. Akmal had signed with Sydney Sixers and Ajmal with Adelaide Strikers for the season, while Afridi would have moved from Melbourne Renegades to Sydney Thunder.

    The PCB had earlier issued the players No Objection Certificates to play in the BBL that begins on December 7. The PCB's national T20 championship is set to be played between December 2 and 10, and will be followed by a week-long conditioning camp before the team leaves for India on December 22

  • ak_dragon on November 15, 2012, 11:40 GMT

    Well PCB is now learning the art of WAR & REVENGE....Goood stuff...!

  • on November 15, 2012, 11:37 GMT

    Thats da way pcb money is not every thing de shud put country first but sorry to say akmal brothers do any thing for money but nice to see some power frm pcb

  • on November 15, 2012, 11:35 GMT

    Plz PCB let them Play in BBL. We want to see them in BBL. Man this is not good.

  • Kamran_Pakistan on November 15, 2012, 11:34 GMT

    That's a great move by PCB, wonderful move, let's see which one objects to the decision and the balloon of "prefering the country" would pop !! Way to go !!

  • on November 15, 2012, 11:31 GMT

    No man this is not good, plz pcb let them play BBL. We want to see them rocking in Australia plz.

  • Tahir_Anjum on November 15, 2012, 11:27 GMT

    haha great PCB What the fuss is all about now. PCB should have told it earlies.

  • on November 15, 2012, 11:18 GMT

    should allow to play BBL, you are droping umer akmal from first class team and not allowing him to play BBL, uff this is Karachi effect isn't it???

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  • on November 15, 2012, 11:18 GMT

    should allow to play BBL, you are droping umer akmal from first class team and not allowing him to play BBL, uff this is Karachi effect isn't it???

  • Tahir_Anjum on November 15, 2012, 11:27 GMT

    haha great PCB What the fuss is all about now. PCB should have told it earlies.

  • on November 15, 2012, 11:31 GMT

    No man this is not good, plz pcb let them play BBL. We want to see them rocking in Australia plz.

  • Kamran_Pakistan on November 15, 2012, 11:34 GMT

    That's a great move by PCB, wonderful move, let's see which one objects to the decision and the balloon of "prefering the country" would pop !! Way to go !!

  • on November 15, 2012, 11:35 GMT

    Plz PCB let them Play in BBL. We want to see them in BBL. Man this is not good.

  • on November 15, 2012, 11:37 GMT

    Thats da way pcb money is not every thing de shud put country first but sorry to say akmal brothers do any thing for money but nice to see some power frm pcb

  • ak_dragon on November 15, 2012, 11:40 GMT

    Well PCB is now learning the art of WAR & REVENGE....Goood stuff...!

  • on November 15, 2012, 11:41 GMT

    The PCB has denied Umar Akmal, Saeed Ajmal and Shahid Afridi permission to play this season's Big Bash League (BBL), the Australia Twenty20 league, to ensure the trio's participation in their domestic Twenty20 tournament ahead of the tour of India. Akmal had signed with Sydney Sixers and Ajmal with Adelaide Strikers for the season, while Afridi would have moved from Melbourne Renegades to Sydney Thunder.

    The PCB had earlier issued the players No Objection Certificates to play in the BBL that begins on December 7. The PCB's national T20 championship is set to be played between December 2 and 10, and will be followed by a week-long conditioning camp before the team leaves for India on December 22

  • on November 15, 2012, 11:46 GMT

    they would have got more experience foolish decision our domestic t20 sucks

  • on November 15, 2012, 11:48 GMT

    Extremely unprofessional from PCB in two ways. 1. First allowing them and now changing decision. 2. its great for the player to play in australia, southafrica and any surfaces where normally our batsmen struggle. This kinda attitude and bad decisions are ruining Players career.