T20GL: Cricket South Africa in contact with PCB over availability of Pakistani players
KARACHI: The franchise owners of South Africa’s T20 Global League have been informed by Cricket South Africa that its officials are in contact with Pakistani counterpart to check the availability of Pakistan players for the series starting in November.
South Africa’s franchise-based T20 league, the T20 Global League is schedule to be played between November 3 and December 16.
Pakistan Cricket Board is also planning to have its national T20 tournament during these dates.
“Franchise owners spoke about the matter in owners’ council meeting of GLT20 in Dubai on Saturday,” said a source.
“Haroon Lorgat of Cricket South Africa told these owners that he’s in touch with Pakistan Cricket Board to check the availability of Pakistani players and hoped the cricket board would allow them to play GLT20,” said the source on condition of anonymity.
PCB, last month, called back its players from Caribbean Premier League for the national T20, but the tournament was deferred to November and players were allowed to rejoin leagues after a fitness test in Lahore.
The sources further added that franchise owners were informed by Haroon Lorgat that he has already spoken to PCB’s COO Subhan Ahmed and PCB is still not sure about the dates of National T20 tournament.
Various teams at South Africa’s T20 Global League have picked nine Pakistan’s cricketers for the league. The dates of the tournament are also clashing with Bangladesh Premier League.