The West Indies Cricket Board has rejected Test Captain Jason Holder’s request to play in the inaugural Pakistan Super League.
According to the WICB, it withheld the Necessary No Objection certificate because it says the player’s first priority needed to be the domestic competition.
Holder has received a year-long retainer from the WICB and the region’s governing cricket body says that means he has an obligation to turn out for regional tournaments. The Pakistan Super League would clash with the West Indies First Class Championships, which begin 11 February.
Meanwhile, ESPN Cricinfo.com also reports uncontracted players like Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard and Darren Sammy are still eligible to be selected for upcoming tournaments, including the ICC World Twenty20.
The Board says they’ll need to meet criteria set in place by selectors.