Following Pakistan’s loss to England in the T20 World Cup final on Sunday, former Pakistan players Moin Khan and Sikander Bakht got into a heated dispute on a post-match broadcast. In Melbourne, Pakistan was defeated by England by five wickets, missing the opportunity to win the championship for the second time in their history. Moin and Bakht got into a fight over Pakistani players competing in overseas T20 tournaments when Abdul Razzaq and Aaqib Javed joined the former cricketers in their discussion.

Aaqib asserted that in giving No Objection Certificates (NOCs) allowing players to compete in international competitions, the Pakistan Cricket Board emulated the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Sikander Bakht disagreed, though.

“14 players from the IPL are currently active. The World Cup me aj tak achhi performance nahi. How come the CPL players from England, South Africa, and Australia aren’t playing? Or if you’re from India, then the NOC dena shuru kar di for the chairman. Indian players couldn’t participate in the IPL because of that. Since then, they haven’t participated in the World Cup. How will your players learn if you don’t let them play abroad? Our chairman began giving NOCs for the same only after India began doing this, according to Javed.

However, Bakht asserted that even England forbids players from traveling when their County season is in progress, emphasizing that it should only be done in the off-season.

“Toh nahi jaane dena chahiye during the season. England County se kahi bhejte hain during the season? Be truthful. Bilkul jaane dena chahiye, off-season. English County Season Ke Darmiyaan Leagues Kelne Ki Ijaazat Hoti Ya Nahi, Ye Pata Lagaayein Ap. If a person does not play cricket, then bacchey’s bahar will not be activated. (I believe you shouldn’t permit them during the season. During the County season, not even England sends its players. Your players shouldn’t go out and play if it’s cricket season, Bakht advised.