BCB in jitters as PCB calls back players including Iftikhar Ahmed midway through BPL
Azam Khan (Source: Twitter)
After turning up the heat in the Bangladesh Premier League, Pakistan players won't be able to complete their tenure as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has called all their players back to link up with their respective PSL franchises.
The news was confirmed by a source who mentioned that PCB's directive came earlier, however, if players and franchises come to a mutual agreement then there won't be any interference from the board.
"Yes, the directive from the PCB to the Pakistan players had arrived earlier,
"The players will talk to the PCB and then they will discuss with the franchises. If the franchises and the respective players agree on the date of departure from Bangladesh then the PCB won't have any say on the matter."
Later, a Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) official without revealing his identity disclosed that they were asked to report 15 days before the start of the league but decent relations between the two boards prompted the players to stay until 2nd February.
"The Pakistan Cricket Board have an agreement with the PSL franchises where it is stated that the players will be available in their respective camps 15 days before the tournament and if that is taken into consideration they should have left earlier but due to the relationship with the two boards, PCB allowed their cricketers to stay in BPL and return on February 2."
Moreover, franchises are hopeful that players will be available till the 8th or 9th of February as per their initial agreement more of which depends on talks if they go through.
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