The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has rejected a request by Australia’s Big Bash League’s (BBL) request to extend the No Objection Letter (NOC) of Haris Rauf, Usama Mir, and Zaman Khan.

BBL was informed of the decision not to extend the NOC of the three players, key Pakistan squad members for the upcoming five-match T20I series against New Zealand starting January 12.

If the PCB had accepted the Big Bash League’s request, Haris, Usama, and Zaman could have played three additional matches. According to the NOC issued by the PCB, these players were allowed to play the BBL till December 28.