The Pakistan Cricket Board on Thursday announced the withdrawal of Balochistan First XI head coach Faisal Iqbal from the National T20 Cup after the former national team player confirmed his employers Pakistan International Airlines were looking into a matter, which he hoped would be fixed soon.
The PCB said it would be unfair on Faisal Iqbal as well on his side and the tournament if he competed in a major domestic tournament until an ongoing issue with his parent organisation was solved.
The PCB went onto add that Faisal Iqbal would rejoin his domestic side as soon as PIA gave him the green signal along with a No Objective Certificate (NOC). Until such time, Wasim Haider will act as the Balochistan cricket team’s interim head coach.
The First XI games will be contested in Multan (1st round) and Rawalpindi (2nd round, semi-finals and final) from September 30 to October 18.
Balochistan, last season’s runners-up, will be captained by Pakistan international Haris Sohail. Other internationals in the side are Imamul Haq, Imran Farhat, Umar Gul and Yasir Shah.