PCB makes clearance of players’ agents by board mandatory

Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has made it mandatory for all its players to get their agents cleared by the board before September 30, 2010, and has warned that not complying with the guidelines would make the player ineligible for domestic as well as international game events.

“No Pakistan cricketer, who is selected for any squad for local and international teams, will be allowed to engage any agent or manager without the prior written approval of the PCB,” the Daily Times quoted a spokesman for the PCB, as saying.

The spokesman warned that “failure to comply will result in the player being declared ineligible for selection in any of the domestic or international cricketing events under the control of the PCB.”

He added that the agents must clearly mention the cricketers they wish to work with, and also make background data and terms of contract with the players available to the PCB.

Agent-managers based in Pakistan would have to get clearance from a local law enforcement authority, while in case of a sportsman’s agent having some other country’s nationality, “the PCB will ask the relevant high commissioner-ambassador of Pakistan to which the agent belongs for his checking and approval,” said the spokesman.