Sylhet Royals owner Nafeesa Kamal talked regarding the matter of Pakistani cricketers NOCs (No-Objection Certificate). As the seven franchises will begin their training camps from the second week of January, with foreign players expected to start arriving from January 4. If the PCB is to give NOCs (No-Objection Certificate) for the BPL, the BCB would prefer them soon because a pull-out would require the governing council and Game On Sports, BPL's event management firm, to host a closed-door auction. In that case, it would throw the tournament into chaos, a scenario that is a major concern for the owners.
Nafeesa said: She believed that in the event of a pull-out, the franchises will not have enough players to fill those vacant spots. "Not having Pakistan players is definitely a concern and I think we should be informed soon about their status. If the BPL - Bangladesh Premier League plans to hold a closed-door auction in the event of their unavailability, we will be left with very few good options."