Here is the reason why Pakistani players are not available for UAE T20 League

The first edition of the UAE International League T20 (ILT20) will start at the beginning of next year. The league has already made some key signings for the event. However, the Pakistan players will likely not be a part of the campaign. Here, we take a look at the reason why Pakistani players are not available for UAE T20 League starting next year.

Pakistani players are not available for UAE T20 League

In the first list of players signed by the league, there were no Pakistan players. It has been reported that the players from the country would altogether not be a part of the first edition. The main reason for this is that the eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League is likely to clash with the UAE League.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wants its players to feature in its own league. Hence, the players have reportedly not been given NOCs. This reason aside, the majority of the franchises in the league are owned by Indian investors. Hence, they might take a decision to not sign the players from the country.


The league has already signed some marquee players

It is a race for players between multiple T20 Leagues. A lot of tournaments are set to clash and hence, it is necessary for the boards to make quick moves. A few weeks ago, the CSA T20 League signed some players for the competition. Now, the UAE league has also done the same.

In the first list, there were quite a few prominent players. The likes of Moeen Ali, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell and Dawid Malan will all take part in the first edition. Next up, there will be a discussion by BCCI to decide if Indian players can be allowed. With the majority of franchises owned by IPL team owners, it would not be a surprise if Indian cricketers also play in the league.


Nesara V Jagannatha

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