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Old February 11, 2013, 12:37 AM
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Poor Paikkas, they lost both aam and chala :P

The sudden decision of the Pakistan Cricket Board to postpone it’s much-hyped Super League T20 has left many players, who were stopped from playing in the Bangladesh Premier League, disappointed and upset.

The PCB didn’t issue NOCs to around three dozen Pakistani players, many of them notable names, in January to play in the BPL after franchises brought them for handsome amounts in the players auction for the second edition of the BPL.

The PCB took its stand in apparent retaliation to the refusal of the Bangladesh cricket board to not send its team to Pakistan in January because of security fears.

"Now what will happen to our lost earnings. We were hoping that we will be compensated through the PSL but now only god knows when it will be organized," a leading player told PTI on Saturday.

The general reaction from cricketers was that the PCB should have allowed the players to play in the BPL and earn some good money.

"After refusing us permission the board had indicated it would compensate us through the PSL," one player pointed out.

Most of the players, who didn’t want to be named for obvious reasons and who have played for Pakistan, said they were apprehensive from the start whether the PSL would be held as announced by the board in March-April due to the uncertain security situation in the country.

"I don’t know on what grounds the board was sure it could organize the PSL," another player said.

The players who were not allowed to go for the BPL lost out on an earnings ranging from 280,000 to 300,000 dollars.
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