MCL: En masse retirement by Pakistan players to get NOC

Karachi: Several former Pakistan Test and international players have formally announced their retirements from international cricket yesterday after the PCB declined to issue them NOCs to play in the lucrative Masters Cricket League in Dubai from January 28th.

Rana Naved
Rana Naved

Former Pakistan players Rana Naved, Humayun Farhat and Mohammad Khalil met with the PCB’s COO Subhan Ahmad and submitted their retirements in writing to him to pave the way for them to play in the Master Champions League.

An hour later, Test batsman Yasir Hameed also announced his formal retirement.

The situation arose after several Pakistani players including Mohammad Yousuf, Abdul Razzaq, Imran Farhat, Taufiq Umar, Rana, Khalil, Humayun and Khalil approached the board for NOCs to take part in the MCL.

The board said in a statement that it will issue NOCs only to those cricketers who have announced and confirmed their irrevocable resignation and retirement from international cricket on behalf of Pakistan in writing to PCB.

"Such cricketers will, however, remain eligible to play in domestic cricket as per rules," the PCB said.

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