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Cricket South Africa refuses to give NOC to players signed for PSL 2022 | South Africa deals a big blow to Pakistan, will not allow players to play in PSL

The new season of the Pakistan Super League 6-team tournament will begin later this month on the 27th, but this time the South African players will not be visible.

The 2022 season of the Pakistan Super League will start from January 27.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Famous T20 tournaments of Pakistani Super League (PSL 2022) There is not much time left for the start of the new season. The seventh season of the tournament begins on January 27 at the end of this month. But first the PCB has suffered a setback. Cricket South Africa (CSA) It has banned its players from participating in this season of the Pakistan Super League. CSA has decided that it will not give NOC to its players centrally recruited to play on the PSL. In view of the team’s international calendar and domestic tournaments, the board has decided that these tournaments are a priority for its players.

Cricket website espn-cricinfo The report quoted Cricket South Africa director and former veteran captain Graeme Smith as saying the board decided not to allow centrally recruited players to play on the PSL. Smith said, “It is true that the contracted players of the Protea team (South African cricket team) have not been given a NOC for the Pakistan Super League, as the international calendar and national tournaments will be played during this time and will always take priority.” .

Eye of the New Zealand-Bangladesh series

The South African team has to play a three-game ODI series after the Test series against India and immediately go on a New Zealand tour after that. Describing this, Smith said:

“With the New Zealand tour and then the home series against Bangladesh, our signed players must first be available for national service. The same will apply to our national franchise tournament, which is starting soon.

However, Smith also made it clear that if any foreign league is being played in the near future and the South African team or national tournaments are not being organized at the time, then the board will allow the players.

3 South African players in PSL

By the way, in the current Pakistani Super League season, there are currently no South African signed players on any team. Only South African fast bowlers 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 player swap in the near future, the CSA decision has put an end to this possibility.

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