islamabad: Senator Faisal Javed Khan on Sunday denounced the ongoing Abu Dhabi T10 league, terming it a private league with major share of Indian businessmen and discouraged Pakistani players to participate in the event.
“T10 is a private league – teams owned and chaired by Indian business men. All Pakistani stars and individuals have been removed from Indian projects. Our local players should not take part in this league. We should respect sentiments of people of our country as together we stand with Kashmir,” Faisal said in a Tweet posted on his Twitter profile.
T10 is a private league – teams owned & chaired by Indian business men. All Pakistani stars & individuals ve bn removed from Indian projects. Our local players shld not take part in this league! We shld respect sentiments of people of our country as together we stand with Kashmir
The senator’s tweet is the first public statement from any government official on the league since PCB abruptly revoked the No Objection Certificates (NOCs) granted to Pakistani players for the league.
As many as 14 Pakistani players were drafted by different franchise for the tournament.
The PCB, while revoking the NOC, had cited the players’ workload and a fitness camp as the reason for the decision.
However, questions were raised when non-contracted players like Shahid Afridi and Imran Nazir were also denied the NOC for the league. At the same time, some players were allowed to participate in South Africa’s Mzansi Super League.