PCB Declines Players Request to Issue NOC for Afghan Premier League

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided not to release its players for the inaugural season of Afghan Premier League (APL). The decision came in response to players’ request to issue them a No Objection Certificate (NOC) for the league.

The issue originated last month when the board decided that only retired players would get the NOC for APL.

Many players, who had already signed deals with the APL franchises, demanded PCB to let them participate in the league. But the board management, under the new boss Ehsan Mani, did not budge from its previous decision.

This means that now Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Irfan, Kamran Akmal, and Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz, and Faheem Ashraf would not be part of the league.

So who gets to play? So far, former skipper and the star all-rounder Shahid Afridi is the only retired player contacted for the league.

The Afghan Premier League will kick off on October 5 in Sharjah. The finals would be played on October 21.

The tournament features five teams including Balkh, Paktia, Nangarhar, Kandahar, and Kabul. A total of 23 matches will be played to decide the champion of the inaugural edition of the league.


  • Only Retired so Shoaib Akhter Rameez Raja Imran Khan Moin Khan Inzi Abdul Razzak Saeed Ajmal Younus Khan Misbah Ul Haq Etc Ko Bhi NOC DENA Chahayeh

  • All Pakistani Players (Except Current Contract Player) should be get NOC fro Playing APL

  • kash

    Good call, forget playing in APL, work hard and try to beat Afghanistan in Leeds in next year’s world cup. I have tickets and dont wanna be disappointed

  • kash

    Good call, forget playing in APL, work hard and try to beat Afghanistan in Leeds in next year’s world cup. I have tickets and dont wanna be disappointed

  • We think players like Shahid Afridi and Sohail Tanveer don’t need NOC from PCB

  • Mazhar Iqbal

    Very Good Decision from PCB

  • Mazhar Iqbal

    Very Good Decision from PCB