PCB cut three key players county session short and instructed them to return to their motherland soon. They are Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, and Mohammad Abbas who are currently playing in Vitality Blast T20 Tournament.

PCB cut three key players county session short

These players will be returning home to play in Quaid-i-Azam Trophy which is going to start from 12 September. By rule, every player who wants to be eligible for Pakistan selection has to appear in the domestic event so he is considered for the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka in October. That’s why Azhar, Babar, and Abbas have been told to cut short their sessions with their respective counties.

The Quaid-i-Azam Trophy
The Quaid-i-Azam Trophy.

The Quaid-i-Azam Trophy is going to feature 6 provincial teams. It will be held on a double-league basis in two parts. The details about the series are expected to be announced soon by PCB. The series will start to enable the national selectors to pick the national side for the Test series against Bangladesh.

In addition to that, during the break of this series, PCB plans to start the National T20 Cup to provide opportunities to the six Pakistan Super League franchises to pick players for the fifth edition through a draft ceremony in November.

So players are going to be involved in a hectic schedule. This is indeed helpful for their fitness and future.