Pakistani cricketers have been raising issues regarding NOCs (No Objection Certificates) for cricket leagues, and at times, criticism has been directed towards the board in this regard.
However, now, an agreement has been reached to formulate a comprehensive policy under which players outside the national pool will be granted NOCs immediately on request.
The recent policy involves going through a complex process, but now players who are not part of the national team will be issued NOCs by the board without delay. An official involved in this matter has stated that they do not want to stop anyone from earning a livelihood. Any player not currently involved in international cricket will be allowed to participate in as many leagues as they wish.
Moreover, the process is being made simpler, and NOCs will be issued immediately upon request. The role of the chief selector and coach will also be limited.
It’s worth noting that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had previously introduced a policy of charging $10,000 from a player’s team for an NOC, but changes are now being made to this policy. There is also consideration to abolish this fee for players outside the national pool. A proposal to not charge players any fee for participating in minor leagues is under consideration.