LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) refused to let seven cricketers play in a Twenty20 match in Toronto slated for May 12.

Skipper Misbah ul Haq, Shahid Afridi, Saeed Ajmal, Muhammad Hafeez, Umar Akmal, Hammad Azam and UmarGul had to play from Asia 11 team.

However, PCB refused to send the players to Canada.

According to the players, they had told the Director International Operations of PCB Intikhab Alam regarding the tour.

Meanwhile, Chief Operating Officer of PCB Subhan Ali said that players had not sought formal permission from the PCB.