Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla said on Wednesday the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is open to considering the option of sending its players to participate in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
"So far, we have not got any such query from the PCB but if they do contact us on this topic we will look into it," said Shukla.
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PSL head Najam Sethi had shown interest in welcoming Indian players into the first edition of the league which will start from February 4 in Dubai and Sharjah.
The PSL will comprise of five franchises and the foreign players will be selected through a NFL-like draft.
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According to BCCI policy, Indian players are not allowed to play in any foreign T20 league. However, Shukla said if the PCB sent a formal request then they could look into it.
PCB and BCCI premiers met in Dubai recently to discuss the scheduled UAE series in December and as a result Sri Lanka has been confirmed to host the series. The dates are still not finalised but the series is likely to be held from December 20 till January 3.
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"We understand the predicament of Pakistan cricket but at same time I think the PCB needs to realise that they have to draw a line somewhere when it comes to playing its home matches in UAE," added Shukla.
He again advised the PCB to work on creating a safe venue in their country to convince other Test-playing nations that it was safe to play in Pakistan.
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"We would be willing to play in Pakistan at such a safe venue if the appropriate security assurances were given to us and the ICC also got gave security approval," he said.
This article originally appeared on One India.
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