South Africa will not issue NOCs to any centrally contracted players for the Pakistan Super League.
“It is true that contracted members of the proteas team had their NOCs for the Pakistan Super League refused due to the Proteas international schedule and domestic competitions which must always be prioritised,” Smith said while talking to ESPNcricinfo.
“With an away tour to New Zealand and a home tour against Bangladesh, our contracted players have to be available for their national team duties first and foremost. The same applies with regard to our domestic franchise tournaments which will be starting up soon.”
“If and when opportunities in other international T20 tournaments arise and the timings and fixtures do not clash with our own, CSA will happily approve NOCs, as we have always done in the past.”
Replacement draft picks
Islamabad United: Musa Khan, Zahir Khan, Muhammad Huraira
Karachi Kings: Sahibzada Farhan, Jorda Thompson, Muhammad Taha
Lahore Qalandars: Muhammad Imran Randhawa, Aqib Javed, Ben Dunk
Multan Sultans: David Willey, Rizwan Hussain, Johnson Charles and Dominic Drakes
Peshawar Zalmi: Mohammad Umer
Quetta Gladiators: Ghulam Mudassar, Luke Wood, Will Smeed, Ali Imran, Shimron Hetmyer