KARACHI - Several Pakistani cricketers have been given NOC by the Pakistan Cricket Board  to participate in a T20 league in Uganda.

The PCB said the Afro T20 League is approved by the Uganda Cricket Association and the ICC. The statement also mentions the fact that most of the players seeking a NOC are currently not involved in domestic cricket.

“Afro T20 League is being played in Uganda in December 2017 which is approved by the Uganda Cricket Association and ICC,” said PCB. “The league has requested a number of Pakistani players for participation. PCB has considered this matter and after noting that most of the requested players are currently not involved in domestic cricket, therefore they are being issued the necessary NOCs.” The league was scheduled to commence from Sunday, December 17, but all the four matches scheduled on first two days of the league were abandoned without a ball being bowled.

Team Warrior Hippos, captained by first class cricketer Saad Altaf ,has Pakistan’s former star Saeed Ajmal in the side along with Mukhtar Ahmed, Mohammad Khalil and Shakeel Ansar. Humayun Farhat and Riaz Afridi are named in Royal Elephants’ team list. Shahid Yousuf and Irfan Fazil are playing for Rising Zebras team. Hasan Raza is captaining Charging Leopards side, fast bowler Imran Khan is also part of the Leopards’ squad while opening batsman Yasir Hameed will be leading Mighty Rhinos squad in the Afro T20 League.