Will Pakistani T20 stars play in IPL 6?. in past only first season play but after that they are banned Pakistan cricketers due to their political parties terrorist attack or situation of country disturbing so they are not invite Pak t20 players for play in Indian Premier League.But while the focus of the Pakistani cricketers & fans similar has been on Graeme Smith men, various reports say that the top T20 stars from the country may yet again face an IPL blackout.
Pakistan, having completed a convincing ODI-series win in India, are set to take on the mighty South Africans in what promises to be a grueling Check & limited-overs tour.
Gautam Bhattacharyya, writing for Gulf News, said: What may have escaped the notice of cricket fans is the U-turn of Indian cricket board on the issue of allowing Pakistani players to participate in the IPL after a gap of years.
It was in the last week of December that the IPL governing council quietly issued a diktat to all the franchises not to go for players from Pakistan despite earlier verbal assurances from the IPL chairman & positive vibes in the wake of the BCCI allowing Sialkot Stallions from that country to participate in the Champions League T-20.
Will Pakistani T20 stars play in IPL 6?
According to Bhattacharyya, the decision was taken well in advance of Pakistan tour to India & definitely did not come due to the fallout between the countries over recent border tensions.
The subtle move by the governing council of the IPL, it seems, drowned in the anticipation of the Pakistan-India series that was played in front of jam-packed stadiums & kept fans transfixed.
There is no doubt that players like Junaid Khan, Nasir Jamshed, Saeed Ajmal & even Mohammad Irfan would offer greater pull for Indian crowds after their performance in that series but according to Times of India they have so far not been included in the auction list.
There is no issue purchasing Pakistan cricketers in the auction, but somehow there was no move from anywhere to include them for the auction, a franchisee owner told Times of India.
An official decision on the inclusion of Pakistan players is yet to be taken by the BCCI & with the auction set to happen on February three, 2013, in Chennai, their fate hangs in the balance.
At present, Pakistan top cricketers will be focused on tackling Hashim Amla, Dale Steyn & company, but they are going to be keeping eye on developments in India after having been barred from the Bangladesh Premier League.