T20 Domestic Cup

Pollard given green light for Cobras

2016-11-09 13:16
Kieron Pollard (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kieron Pollard has been granted a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to play for the Cape Cobras in the T20 Challenge.

On Tuesday, ESPNcricinfo reported that Pollard was denied a NOC by the WICB and was informed of the decision via e-mail by WICB CEO Michael Muirhead last week.

However, the WICB said there had been a misunderstanding in their decision to deny Pollard competing in South Africa and released a statement giving him a "conditional" NOC.

"It was not denying him any NOC, it was explaining to him why it was taking longer. Normally we would have responded so in seven days he would have gotten it," explained Muirhead, as quoted by the WICB website.

This was after the WICB sent out a warning to levy a 20% contract fee on any Caribbean player wishing to play in a T20 tournament held outside the West Indies.

They also needed “other boards’ acceptance of that position”, which will accompany the law and allow multiple Caribbean players in their T20 domestic competition.

The BCCI and Bangladesh Cricket Board have agreed, while Cricket South Africa has rejected the proposal and there is no word yet from the Pakistan Cricket Board or Cricket Australia.

"We are awaiting a response so we know the timing that’s on it so if we did not receive it from them we would respond to Kieron and provide the NOC weather it be conditional... with the conditions that we explained to him that we are expecting Cricket South Africa to honour a release fee or we are going to defer it," Muirhead told West Indies-based network, Line & Length Network.

The West Indian all-rounder has signed a two-year contract with the Cape franchise.

The Cobras play their first T20 Challenge game on Saturday, November 12 against the Knights at the Wanderers.

Play starts at 13:30.

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