Rubbishing the report published in a local daily, the PCB in a release stated the facts relating to PCB’s keen involvement in the tournament.
“When Chairman PCB Najam Sethi made his first statement regarding the T10 League there was a valid reason for withholding support from the tournament,” it said describing chronologically how it all unfolded.
“At that time no one from the League had contacted PCB for its support. PCB had no idea of its format, scheduled dates, ownership or sponsors. Therefore the possibility of some conflict of interest with the Pakistan Super League (PSL) could not be ruled out,” said the statement.
“Later, after the sponsor of the league contacted the PCB and gave full details and disclosures, the PCB’s Board of Governors (BoG) determined that there was no conflict of interest with PSL,” said the PCB.
The national cricket body said originally, the date of the tournament was set in early February just before the PSL and this was not acceptable to the board. Then the organizers agreed to change their schedule and brought the tournament to mid December 2017 which was acceptable to the PCB, it said.