Azam Khan
Azam Khan. (Picture by Visionhaus/Getty Photos)

Azam Khan, who was the one participant from Pakistan to contest on the inaugural Worldwide League T20 (ILT20), has been denied a No Objection Certificates (NOC) from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), and because of this, will be unable to take part within the match.

The one non-Indian-owned workforce within the six-member league, Desert Vipers, signed him on the league. Azam Khan would have been the one Pakistani determine to have competed within the match, however as per stories, The 24-year-old wicketkeeper-batter has not obtained the NOC to compete within the league which begins early subsequent 12 months.

“We have now obtained correspondence from the PCB that NOCs are usually not being granted to the Pakistan gamers. It was as much as the homeowners whether or not to take Pakistan gamers or not, and not less than one proprietor, Lancer Capital, have been ,” an ILT20 supply was quoted as saying by CricBuzz.

An official from the PCB verified the information, saying that the Dubai league’s organizers had been knowledgeable that Pakistani gamers will not be given NOCs. It was earlier mentioned that the PCB had prohibited their gamers from taking part in both the ILT20 or South Africa’s inaugural SA20 League, which can be set to start in January subsequent 12 months.

“No participant has formally utilized for an NOC. When a request is made, it will likely be reviewed by the involved authorities,” mentioned a PCB official.

It was logical provided that 11 of the 12 homeowners within the two tournaments are Indians, and the homeowners in India apparently don’t favor gamers from Pakistan as a result of diplomatic animosity between the 2 nations. Quite a few Pakistani gamers’ brokers, located in Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, and England, put in additional effort and vowed to offer the groups with the best of their nation’s potential.

The direct signing of Azam, the son of famend Pakistani wicketkeeper Moin Khan, to the Desert Vipers franchise, which is coached by Tom Moody, gave rise to the notion that different Pakistani gamers can be drawn to the Lancer Capital-owned workforce. In truth, it was thought that the Vipers might play a workforce with as many Pakistani gamers as doable. However as per current developments, that state of affairs is not going to be on playing cards.