The reigning U-19 Asia Cup champions, India, who beat Sri Lanka in 2016 to claim the title will no longer be able to defend the title on their home turf after the amicable understanding between the participating teams to move the tournament to Malaysia. These thirteen players include three from English country and 10 from CPL.
Pakistan cricketers, now involved in Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2017 and English domestic season, have been asked to cut short their participation in the wake of late finalisation and rescheduling of the upcoming ICC World XI series.
Diplomatic tensions between the two nations have prevented the neighbours from playing a bilateral series since 2007, apart from Pakistan's tour to India in 2012-2013 when they played a short limited-overs series.
Miandad added that newly-elected PCB chairman Najam Sethi should appoint former or first-class cricketers as presidents of regions, associations and zones in order to improve the game in the country.
The decision was taken owing to the late finalisation and rescheduling of the ICC World- XI series, which will be played in mid-September.
As of now, Pakistan's domestic National T20 tournament end on September 10 with the final in Faisalabad, after which they are supposed to host Sri Lanka in the UAE from September 25; thus, the window available for the World XI visit sits between September 10 and 17.
The returning players have been asked to report to the National Cricket Academy for fitness and medical tests under Arthur's supervision on August 22.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has chose to call back the centrally-contracted players from their ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and English county stints.