Pakistan cricketers missed IPL deadline: Lalit Modi

MUMBAI: Indian Premier League Commissioner Lalit Modi today said the Pakistani cricketers have missed the deadline for the third IPL and the only way they can be part of the Twenty20 tournament is through the January 19 auction.

Modi said the Pakistani cricketers missed the bus by failing to get visas by the December 7 deadline and the IPL franchises have already replaced them with fresh recruits.

In such a scenario, the Pakistani cricketers could hope to be part of the event only through the next round of players auction scheduled on January 19.

“Yesterday all the teams were required to do the replacement strategy and the replacement was allowed for those players who are not going to be part of the squad.

“Unfortunately the teams have already signed their replacements.

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