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    PCB issues strongly worded statement on criticism of the T10 League

    Lahore - December 7: The PCB is shocked by the irresponsible and false reporting in The News today titled “PCB allows top Pak cricketers to play in dubious Indian-owned league”.

    It seems competing media interests are dragging PCB into a nasty situation against national interest.

    The facts are contrary to the news on the T-10 league which is set to take place in Sharjah from December 14 to 19, 2017.

    1) The ICC has not disapproved the league. In fact it has lent the support of its Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) to it to ensure it is free of such problems, the Sri Lanka and Bangladesh Cricket Boards are fully supporting it with one team each of their players.

    2) The PCB has taken a fee of US $400,000/ from the league to allow only ten of its centrally contracted players to participate in it. This money is being spent on game development in the country.

    3) 80% of the shares of the company that owns the league are held by Pakistanis, the owners are meanwhile Muslims. The one Indian minority shareholder is also a Muslim.

    4) The PCB BoG has agreed to support the League following a firm request from the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) that is a PCB partner in critical ways by hosting PSL and PCB bilateral cricket series. The apprehensions of two PSL franchises were resolved in a meeting on the subject earlier and there is no conflict of interest or competition between a 10 over league spread over four days only in one venue and PSL spread over 34 matches and six weeks in four venues.

    5) Players from six top cricketing national Boards like England, West Indies, South Africa, etc have got NOCs to play in this league. These include Eoin Morgan, Shakib ul Hassan, Carlos Brathwaite, Dinesh Chandimal, Darren Sammy, etc. In fact, many current players from across the globe are featuring in the league which shows the PCB has released players in a competitive event.

    6) One PSL franchise owner has a financial stake in the league and believes that this supplements its bigger interest in the PSL instead of undermining it.

    7) It should also be noted that Anti-Corruption Laws of ICC will be applicable. This means there will be an Anti-Corruption Unit set up for the event like in any international event or league to keep an eye on players, and keep the game free of corruption (Two PCB ACU representatives will also monitor the league.)

    8) The PCB has adopted a policy of friendly relations with other cricket Boards, and therefore allows its players to feature in different international leagues as a measure of reciprocity. In this regard, earlier this year, Pakistan players participated in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and currently-list players are featuring in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). The players released for T-Ten league will further strengthen the existing relationship with ECB which has been very supportive of Pakistan cricket for a long time.

    9) It must be noted that with the gradual return of international cricket to Pakistan the ECB has to develop its own events that can sustain its cricketing infrastructure in the UAE and events like T10 that are in no competition with PSL enable the ECB to plan their future once Pakistan cricket fully returns home.

    10) The PCB condemns such allegations and terms it an attack on the integrity of Pakistan’s cricket that is not in the national interest.
    Last edited by MenInG; 7th December 2017 at 15:59.


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    3) 80% of the shares of the company that owns the league are held by Pakistanis, the owners are meanwhile Muslims. The one Indian minority shareholder is also a Muslim.

    Huh? What does religion have to do with this?
    Last edited by hadi123; 7th December 2017 at 18:03.


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    Why is 3rd point necessary? Whether owners are Muslims or Christian, does it even matter?

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    ECB Emirates Cricket Board?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Navdeep Srivastava View Post
    Why is 3rd point necessary? Whether owners are Muslims or Christian, does it even matter?
    Probably for the people who started the accusation in the first place, saying the league is pro Indian.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CricFan2012 View Post
    Probably for the people who started the accusation in the first place, saying the league is pro Indian.
    India has many religions.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bleedgreen4ever View Post
    ECB Emirates Cricket Board?
    yes


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    WE may make fun of the PCB but really must also question quality of journalism which brought about this rebuttal.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    3) 80% of the shares of the company that owns the league are held by Pakistanis, the owners are meanwhile Muslims. The one Indian minority shareholder is also a Muslim.

    Huh? What does religion have to do with this?
    Just saw this.Stupid stuff from the PCB.

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    Point 3: dumpster fire ��

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Rose View Post
    Point 3: dumpster fire ��
    That really applies to the whole of this T10 farce, tbh.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    India has many religions.
    I know, not supporting these narrow minded ideas but its among a lot of people


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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    3) 80% of the shares of the company that owns the league are held by Pakistanis, the owners are meanwhile Muslims. The one Indian minority shareholder is also a Muslim.

    Huh? What does religion have to do with this?
    even Nationality! What does whether or not owners are Pakistani have to do with anything? its a private entity...


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    Quote Originally Posted by coy0607 View Post
    even Nationality! What does whether or not owners are Pakistani have to do with anything? its a private entity...
    The main point of the news publication's criticism was that the T10 Cricket League is a 'dubious Indian-owned league'... with the usual spin.

    I guess PCB thought they'd clarify, though the Muslim owners bit has me puzzled.


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    Third point made me sad.

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    Former Pakistani cricketers have expressed their reservations over Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) decision to release some of its top players for the ‘T-10 Cricket League’, to be held later this month in Sharjah.

    Former ICC president and Test captain Zaheer Abbas voiced his doubts over the board’s wisdom in giving a green light to its contracted players to play the league.

    “It’s difficult to determine the future of ten overs cricket. And it’s very close to Pakistan Super League [schedule wise]. The PCB should not have allowed its players to join the league in [such a short window],” the former captain remarked.

    “Ten overs is too easy. Extremely convenient money. What’s the point of fielding 11 players each side in such a format? Six or seven players are enough. Honestly, I can’t see any future for this format,” the ‘Asian Bradman’ said, further noting that the players would have to be vigilant against dangers of corruption during the league.

    “[The board] should have considered a lot of things before releasing players like this.”

    Former cricketer and team selector Mohsin Khan shared his opinion on the league.

    “With this T-10, where exactly are you taking cricket? Are you going to come up with five-overs cricket next?”

    The former batsman said the PCB should be more selective about where it sends its players.

    “We should only send our players to selective, good-standard competitions. We should maintain a standard and preserve our cricketers,” he said, pointing out examples of Australia, India and England.

    “The upcoming tour to New Zealand is very important. Our domestic and international cricket should come first,” he added.

    Former cricketer Aamir Sohail said the conflicting stories about T-10 league are disconcerting.

    “You have to see that if one franchise owner is not doing something benefitting Pakistan cricket, then you have to sit down and talk with him,” he said, adding that it seemed the board had not thought through the whole matter.

    https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/201...n-t-10-league/

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