Lahore, Dec 8: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has advised five players, including captain Shahid Afridi, to avoid participating in advertising campaigns for next year's World Cup.
According to the Nation, Afridi, Abdur Razzaq, Younus Khan, Umar Gul and Shoaib Akhtar had requested the PCB to release them for some days owing to their engagements. However, the PCB has refused to give them clearance.
The board has also advised the players to concentrate on the training camp being arranged at the Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium for the upcoming tour of New Zealand.
Pakistan will begin the tour with a warm-up game against Auckland on December 23. It will be followed by three T20s, two Tests and six ODIs.