Pakistani cricket players too hope to play

Pakistani cricket players are hoping that they will now be allowed to participate in the IPL after BCCI decision to shift the event out from India.

“Players are now hopeful. They were barred from touring India but now the event has been shifted out,” the Nation quoted sources close to some players as saying.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said that it will seek the government’s approval before allowing the players to participate in the league.

“Since the tournament now has been shifted out of India, if IPL request us to release the players, we will seek government approval first,” a PCB official said. The Pakistan government had refused permission to Umar Gul, Misbah-ul-Haq, Kamran Akmal and Sohail Tanvir for participation in IPL 2.

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