PCB banned all the Pakistan Test cricketers from performing in Bangladesh Premier League launching from December 26. PCB spokesperson says Pakistan would face England in home series at UAE in Jan 2012 which was more vital series for the Pakistan squad so PCB made a decision not to permit its cricketers to participate in the league.
The names of Younis Khan, Shoaib Malik, Abdul Rehman, Imran Farhat, Muhammad Hafeez were in line but they were banned from playing the league. “The series against England can’t be taken softly at all. They’re a completely different opposition from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh so in order to save our cricketers from any major injury or low energy, we aren’t giving them NOC,” the official says.
Younis Khan, Shoaib Malik, Abdul Rehman, Imran Farhat, Muhammad Hafeez, Umar Akmal, Kamran Akmal, Wahab Riaz and Sohail Tanvir were planned to participate in the league. PCB has presently permitted Afridi, Abdul Razzaq and Rana Naved to play in the Big Bash T20 league in Australia and they will also go for Bangla League as well.