All the speculations regarding Azam Khan not getting a No-Objection Certificate from the Pakistan Cricket Board for the Caribbean Premier League have now come to an end. The PCB has issued NOC to Azam to participate in CPL 2022.
According to reports, the board has re-considered the batter’s request to allow him to take part in the foreign T20 league. The Caribbean contest is scheduled to take place between September 1st and October 1, and the Pakistani batter will be seen featuring Barbados Royals.
It was heard that the board had not issued NOC to Azam and Qasim Akram, willing them to represent their respective teams in the National T20 Cup, starting from August 30th. PCB understands these cricketers as their assets and did not want them to prioritize other tournaments instead of the country’s domestic NT20.
Apart from Azam, Imad Wasim and Mohammad Amir already had NOC, being eligible to take part in CPL 2022. Amir, although has retired from international cricket, but Imad’s case is being critical. Apart from being away from the national fold, he has not been considered by the board for the NT20.
Since the NT20 and CPL 2022 clash with each other, Azam will not be able to play in the country’s domestic tournament. Barbados are all set to enjoy his smokey services in the middle order. They will kick start their campaign versus St Kitts and Nevis Patriots on 2nd September at Warner Park.
PCB gives NOC to Azam Khan for Caribbean Premier League. Earlier PCB rejected his request for NOC while advising him to participate in the National T20 Cup which is starting on August 30 but later on, the PCB official confirmed that NOC was issued to him for participating in CPL. pic.twitter.com/6W6eragPCp
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