PCB awaits IPL response on players’ participation

Saturday, December 25, 2010

KARACHI - Pakistan’s cricket board Saturday announced that it contacted Indian Premier league (IPL) officials regarding the participation Pakistani players in the fourth edition but are yet to get a response from them.

Subhan Ahmed, COO of the Pakistan Cricket Board, told reporters here that the lack of response from the IPL led to the exclusion of the Pakistani players from the cash-rich T20 league.

Ahmed said that the PCB wants its players to be part of the league.

“The PCB stance is simple: we want our players to participate in the IPL,” he said.

“We have on our own tried to contact the IPL to find the actual status. This was last week but we have yet to hear from them.

“From our end, all the documentation that is needed, we undertake to provide them, whether that is permissions or NOCs. But their playing or not in this event is not in our hands,” Ahmed said.

“We definitely want our players and we are willing that they go there and participate.”

“No player or franchise has approached us,” Ahmed said.

“They have actually revised the process of inducting players so any player who wants to participate will have to get permission and NOC from their board. No player has approached us,” he pointed out.

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