Miffed with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) after it backtracked on a promised tour of Pakistan, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is yet to take a policy decision on whether to allow its players to take part in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).
PCB chief Zaka Ashraf made it clear that after BCB twice backed out of its commitment to tour Pakistan; there was no moral binding to send its players for the league, reports the Daily Times. Ashraf indicated that the PCB could review its stance on the BPL if the Bangladesh board is willing to make "some commitment".
A PCB source said the board had already made it clear to the BCB that Pakistan players would only be given NOC''s to take part in the BPL after a written agreement between both boards. The source added that the PCB wants an agreement under which not only will the BCB commit to sending its team to Pakistan for a short series and will also send some of its players for the inaugural Pakistan Super League.
The BCB recently refused to send their team this month for a short tour citing security concerns. Last year also, the BCB had pulled out of a tour to Pakistan after committing to it. BCB president Nazmul Hassan even flew down to New Delhi last week during the one-day international between Pakistan and India to meet Ashraf and convince him to allow Pakistani players to take part in the league.
In the first edition of the BPL, Pakistan players dominated the matches while for the second edition, due to start from January 17, some 21 Pakistan players have been signed on by different franchises including all-rounder Shahid Afridi and opener Imran Nazir.