PCB calls upon unions to let players decide about Pak Super League participation

Last Updated: Jan 24, 2013, 15:30 PM IST

Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has asked players` unions across the world to stop creating negative hype about security concerns related to the Pakistan Super League (PSL), which is scheduled to start from March 26. The board is attempting to attract top foreign players to the lucrative venture in order to pave way for international cricket resumption in Pakistan. A senior PCB official was quoted, as saying that players associations should stop projecting negative image of Pakistan and let players decide themselves if they wish to become a part of the PSL.

He assured that the PCB would do everything possible to ensure the security of players. The board`s reaction came after cricket`s world players` union told international cricketers to avoid the PSL, citing security concerns. Chief Executive of Federation of International Cricketers Association, Tim May, said they cannot force the players not to go, but a majority of current international cricketers will probably heed the advice not participate in this event this year.

The PCB official further said that as Pakistan is one of the biggest Test-playing nations and enjoys arguably the second biggest fan-base after India, international bodies should help the country in its hour of need.