Pakistan Players Blocked from the IPL

D.K

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Pakistan Players Blocked from the IPL

Pakistan blocks its players from IPL

Pakistan has barred its players from participating in the IPL after its foreign ministry deemed it was unsafe for the cricketers to travel to India in the wake of the November terrorist attacks in Mumbai.

"We have been informed by the foreign ministry today that the situation is not conducive for Pakistan cricketers to travel to India," sports minister Aftab Jilani told the Associated Press. The sports ministry had last week given clearance to the players to participate in the Indian Twenty20 league, while informing them that their security would be their own and their IPL franchise's responsibility.

"We [the sports ministry] had given the NOC, but the final decision was up to the government," Jilani said. "Ever since these attacks [in Mumbai] the situation has got tense and even Pakistani artists are facing problems in India."

Pakistan's top players, including Younis Khan, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Akhtar, Sohail Tanvir and Umar Gul, are contracted to various franchises in the league. "All the players who are already signed up with the IPL teams or those who were due to take part in the players auction have been declined permission," Saleem Altaf, the PCB chief executive, told PTI. Altaf said an email had been sent to the IPL about the ministry's decision.
What a great way for Pakistan to keep a healthy and productive relationship with their neighbours :rolleyes:
 

DoubleO7

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Re: Pakistan Players Blocked from the IPL

Load of ****************. The players should do what ever they want. If they want to go and join the IPL, then let them.
 

D.K

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Re: Pakistan Players Blocked from the IPL

DoubleO7;321633 said:
Load of ****************. The players should do what ever they want. If they want to go and join the IPL, then let them.
There are a lot more issues then that. Pakistan are very very stubborn when it comes to politics over there. I feel they are banning them because if they let them go and participate in the IPL and do well then they are Pakistan people promoting Indian's business and sporting power.
 

jainy25

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Re: Pakistan Players Blocked from the IPL

well not only that. They are also playing a tit for tat game, because it was first Indians who canceled their tour to Pakistan due to which PCB suffered heavy losses.
Recently I wrote a post on this issue - It's In Teh Game !!!
 
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