BCCI will consider sending players to PSL: Rajeev Shukla

BCCI policy does not allow Indian players to play in any foreign T20 league


Sports Desk November 25, 2015
Rameez Raja stands on stage along with Misbahul Haq and Shahid Afridi at the PSL launch ceremony in Lahore on September 20, 2015. PHOTO: SHAFIQ MALIK/EXPRESS

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.

COMMENTS (28)

Jameel wani(occupied kashmir) | 6 years ago | Reply It's not narrow minded india.....it's broadminded Pakistan....yes green signal should b given by pcb to Indian players to participate in PSl......
Daredevil | 6 years ago | Reply We have great players from all around the world playing PSL. We don't want to see greedy and dishonorable Indians in our league. No one watches IPL because of Indians. They should get out of their sweet dreams and send a request to us if they want to pay in the PSL, else nobody cares about them.
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