The PCB agreed to issue NOC (Certificates of No Objection) to its players for the second edition of the T10 League after a "great diligence" in coordination with the Emirates Cricket Board and the ICC. Ehsan Mani, the new president of PCB, had expressed concerns about the ownership and sponsorship patterns of the league.
However, the organizers must pay a fixed fee of US $ 600,000 to the PCB for the NOCs, which will be treated on a "case-by-case basis". In addition, the PCB will also deploy its own integrity officers to monitor the tournament.
Seventeen Pakistani players were selected in the draft in Dubai in September, although it is unlikely that they will all be granted permission because the league collides with Pakistan's series of tests against New Zealand in the United Arab Emirates. In any case, given that the PCB has limited the number of franchise leagues in which their contracted players can participate to only two, it is possible that several are not eligible.
of "transparency and appropriate systems and monitoring". Mani had subsequently written to the ICC in September seeking guarantees on the league.
Meanwhile, the T10 League has also signed four former players from India, including the winner of the Zaheer Khan World Cup, along with the recently retired Praveen Kumar, S Badrinath and Reetinder Sodhi, now a BCCI match referee . The other players overseas include Chris Gayle, Shane Watson, Rashid Khan, Shahid Afridi, Andre Russell and England captain Eoin Morgan.
Morgan, currently in Sri Lanka with the England squad, will return to the defending champions. The kings of kerala. Kieron Pollard, who is not part of the ODI team from the West Indies that is touring in India, will also be present in the league.
The T10 League will have eight teams this year, compared to six last year. The tournament will be held for 12 days and will feature 28 games, more than double the 13 games over four days last year.