Pakistan pair refused permission to play in B’desh league

Last Updated: Dec 11, 2010, 15:49 PM IST

Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has refused permission for former captain Shoaib Malik and wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal to play league cricket in Bangladesh.

The pair had applied for no-objection certificates after they were overlooked for Pakistan’s tour to New Zealand starting this month.

“I was very keen to go and play in the Bangladesh league but the board has told us to just focus on playing in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy in domestic cricket,” Akmal told reporters.

“I had got a good offer and wanted to go and play there but unfortunately the clearance has not come.”

Bureau Report