WICB refuse to allow Holder to play in PSL


The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will not allow their Test and ODI captain Jason Holder to participate in the inaugural Pakistan Premier League (PSL).

Holder was signed up to play for the Quetta Gladiators in the competition, which will be played through the month of February, but the WICB have refused to grant him a no-objection certificate (NOC).
The 24 year-old Holder wrote on twitter: "Thanks @TeamQuetta for the opportunity. I was not granted an NOC by @westindies and won't be able to join. Best wishes #maybeoneday."
WICB chief executive Michael Muirhead told Cricinfo: "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.
"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."