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PCB recalls players from England and West Indies

12 August 2017

Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad has asked the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) not to bother about playing bilateral series with arch-rivals India and instead focus on improving domestic cricket.

ESPN said that the board had originally given as many as 10 players, including seven centrally contracted cricketers, permission to play the entire Caribbean Premier League - which began on August 4 and runs until September 9.

"They are being recalled owing to the changes in schedule of the World-XI tour to Pakistan", it read.

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The PCB has said it will file a case against the BCCI in the International Cricket Council (ICC) dispute resolution committee for non-fulfillment of their Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to play bilateral series during 2015-2023.

In order to consolidate measures to ensure the return of global cricket in Pakistan, ICC had confirmed sending a World XI for a three-match T20 series to be played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

The Asian Cricket Council today chose to shift the U-19 Asia Cup tournament from Bengaluru to the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) refused to send its team to India.

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"We have invited Sri Lanka to play a few matches (in Pakistan) after their series with us and I will try to get a reply on that invitation".

PCB on Friday revoked the No-Objection Certificates (NOCs) of the players and sent them a notice to report at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore on August 22 for fitness and medical tests under head coach Mickey Arthur's supervision.

It added: "This has compelled the PCB to call back centrally contracted players in contention for selection for the World XI series next month from their ongoing Caribbean Premier League and English county stints".

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However, a series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka scheduled for September and October is still likely to be played in the UAE.

PCB recalls players from England and West Indies