Knowing the fact that Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) would not send its players, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has decided not to include Pakistani cricketers in the Dhaka Premier League (DPL) this season.
Pakistani cricketers have been a part of the DPL for years but problem arose when BCB decided not to send the Bangladesh team to Pakistan in 2012. Pakistan cricket board had made fool-proof security arrangements for the tour but the BCB did not make its promise and cancelled the decision of sending team due to internal pressure.
The BCB’s decision led to the PCB not allowing Pakistani cricketers to play in the second edition of the Bangladesh Premier League, a move which hampered the marketability of the tournament as Pakistani players are well supported and much sought after in Bangladesh.
According to Dhaka Tribune, the chairman of the Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis (CCDM) Jalal Yunus said that there was no plan for BCB to change its decision after the second edition of BPL when the BCB decided to play domestic tournaments without the Pakistani players.
“Pakistan did not allow their cricketers at the last moment before the start of the BPL and we decided that we will run our domestic tournaments without the Pakistani players. We have not even thought about since then,” the paper quoted Yunus as saying.
However, Amin Khan the manager of the Brothers Union cricket team said there would be no Pakistani cricketers in this year’s DPL as the PCB did not gave the N.O.C letter to their cricketers a fact which indicates the clubs will find themselves sans a few big names.