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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) requested on Tuesday that Pakistani players withdraw from the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) and return to their home nation by 2 February, reported on SAMAA.
The franchises could not bring big stars in the ongoing ninth season of BPL. Currently, there are a number of Pakistani national team cricketers who are the biggest cricketers in BPL.
According to a spokesperson for the PCB, players were urged to return because the Pakistan Super League (PSL) is set to begin on February 13.
A PCB representative also disclosed that PSL franchises had asked PCB to call back players so they could rest up for PSL.
Pakistani players have made a huge impact in BPL so far, with Iftikhar Ahmed, Shoaib Malik, Khushdil Shah, Naseem Shah and Muhammad Wasim Jr. performing very well for their respective teams.
Three centuries have been scored so far in the ongoing BPL, all came from Pakistanis, Iftikhar (Fortune Barishal), Usman Khan (Chattogram Challengers) and Azam Khan (Khulna Tigers).