Jason Holder was chosen by Quetta Gladiators in the draft held on December 21 © Associated Press
West Indies Cricket Board has not granted a no-objection certificate (NOC) to Jason Holder for the inaugural Pakistan Super League (PSL) on the grounds that he is a contracted player and his primary objective is to serve West Indies cricket.
Holder, who is the captain of West Indies in all formats, was picked by Quetta Gladiators in the player draft held on December 21. Holder took to Twitter for confirmation.
Thanks @TeamQuetta for the opportunity. I was not granted an NOC by @westindies and won’t be able to join. Best wishes #maybeoneday
— Jason Holder (@Jaseholder98) January 7, 2016
According to WICB chief executive Michael Muirhead, Holder had just signed a fresh retainer contract, which allowed the board to hold the rights to grant or deny him permission to play in overseas domestic leagues.
“He is a retained player. So it gives us a right to say to a retained player, if you request a NOC in a time, that we have something geared towards the development of West Indies cricket, and then we have the right to say no to him,” Muirhead told ESPNcricinfo.
Muirhead also pointed out that Holder had the responsibility to captain the Barbados team, which is currently competing in the Nagico Super-50, West Indies’ List A competition. “We have our premier 50-over competition going on now and it is going to be played at the same time as the league (PSL). He is the captain of the Barbados team, which wants him to play. We need him in the region. It promotes cricket. It sends a sense of unity. It sends the right message.”
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Source: ESPN Crickinfo