The new season of the 6-team tournament Pakistan Super League is starting from the end of this month on the 27th, but this time the South African players will not be visible.
The Pakistan Super League 2022 season will start from January 27.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Famous T20 tournaments of Pakistan Super League (PSL 2022) Not much time is left for the start of the new season. The seventh season of the tournament is starting from January 27 at the end of this month. But before that the PCB has suffered a setback. Cricket South Africa (CSA) Has banned its players from participating in this season of Pakistan Super League. CSA has decided that it will not give NOC to its centrally contracted players to play in the PSL. In view of the team’s international calendar and domestic tournaments, the board has decided these tournaments as a priority for its players.
cricket website espn-cricinfo The report quoted Cricket South Africa director and former veteran captain Graeme Smith as saying that the board has decided not to allow centrally contracted players to play in the PSL. Smith said, “It is true that the contracted players of the Protea team (South Africa cricket team) have not been given NOC for the Pakistan Super League as the international calendar and domestic tournaments are to be played during this time and will always be given priority.”
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The South African team has to play a three-match ODI series after the Test series against India and immediately go on a tour of New Zealand after that. Describing this, Smith said,
“With the tour of New Zealand and then the home series against Bangladesh, our contracted players have to be available for national service first. The same will be applicable for our domestic franchise tournament as well, which is going to start soon.
However, Smith also made it clear that if any foreign league is played in the coming times and the South African team or domestic tournaments are not being organized at that time, then the board will allow the players.
3 South African players in PSL
By the way, in the current season of Pakistan Super League, at present there is no contracted player of South Africa in any team. Only fast bowlers from South Africa Merchant Dillong, Riley Russo and Imran Tahir are part of different teams in the league. Although the PSL franchises were confident of including South African players in the event of a change of players in the coming times, the CSA’s decision has put an end to this possibility.