Shahid Afridi, a former Pakistan captain, has slammed Cricket South Africa (CSA) for failing to issue NOCs to its contracted players for the seventh season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
CSA’s Director of Cricket, Graeme Smith, has refused to give NOCs for the PSL, arguing that the contracted players must obey the board’s international and domestic timetables, the great all-rounder claimed during a TV show.
When Pakistan visited South Africa in April of last year, the CSA let its contracted players participate in the Indian Premier League (IPL), demonstrating blatant contempt for the Pakistan squad and their international schedule.
Because of the huge financial rewards it provides to players who participate in its league, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has become tremendously powerful in the cricketing world.
The 41-year-old advised the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) not to be discouraged by CSA’s duplicity, stating that the standard of the PSL will stay far higher than the IPL regardless of whether or not CSA’s contracted players participate.
The PSL 2022 season will begin on January 27 at National Stadium Karachi. The tournament final will take place on February 27 at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.