Pakistani cricketers might not be allowed to take part in the Indian Premier League (IPL), but, it was not the case when cricket’s richest tournament came into inception in 2008. Back then, there was no restriction for any cricketer of any country to play in the IPL.
The relations between India and Pakistan have become such that one cannot allow a player to take part in a tournament across the border without the government’s consent. It would be wrong to say that Pakistani cricketers are not missed in the IPL. Of course, they are. But, this is how the current circumstances are.
With the ongoing Independence Cup between Pakistan and World XI in full flow in Lahore, the chances of international cricket returning to Pakistan have flourished. One of the basic concerns of not only the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) but, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) should be to resolve differences between the two countries so that Pakistani players can take part in the IPL once again.
Watch the full video to see the list of Pakistani players who have played in the IPL: