Cricketers Kamran Akmal and Mohammad Irfan have sought a no-objection certificate from the Pakistan Cricket Board to participate in the inaugural Afghanistan Premier League.
The two cricketers were of the view that they are not being selected for the national side despite performing well in the domestic structure.
Akmal has asked the cricket board to clarify its policies. “I have applied for the NoC thrice,” he said.
Commenting on the salary structure in domestic cricket, Akmal claimed that the players are not paid well. “This unpredictable situation may hurt the cricketers’ credibility,” Akmal said. “I have to make ends meet.”
The first edition of the Afghanistan Premier League is scheduled to take place from October 5 to 21 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in the UAE. The players were drafted into five teams namely Kabul, Nangarhar, Kandahar, Balkh and Paktia.