India has refused to issue visas to Pakistani team Faisalabad Wolves and they will not be able to play in the Champions League Twenty20 2013 edition, Express News reported on Wednesday.
The reason given for no visas being issued is that India cannot provide security to the Pakistani players.
Faisalabad, which won the Faysal Bank Super Eight T20 Cup under Pakistan Test and ODI captain Misbahul Haq, was to go through a qualifying phase that would also feature the fourth-ranked team at the Indian Premier League, Otago Volts (New Zealand) and a Sri Lanka qualifier.
The top two teams will then complete the 10 team line-up in the main tournament. The outfits have been divided into two groups with top two teams progressing to the semi-finals.
Due to strained relations between the governments, the Champions League T20, run by the Indian board, ignored domestic sides from Pakistan in its first few years.
However, Sialkot Stallions became the first side from the country to feature in the lucrative tournament last year when it got a slot in the qualifying tournament.