Players from Pakistan do not participate except in the first season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008. When asked about the situation, some BCCI officials are not much aware of the visa issue. “I can’t say much more,” the official told IANS. If Pakistani cricketers get visa from our government, they will play otherwise not. We (BCCI) have no role in the tournament or visa things.
Another official questioned, “How can Pakistani players be allowed to play on Indian soil when we have no cricketing ties with Pakistan.” I am sure he will not get a visa. LLC Season 2 features a long list of former Pakistan cricketers, including Shoaib Akhtar, Misbah-ul Haq, Shahid Afridi and many more including Asia and World XI teams. So, it will be interesting to see the stand of the Indian government on granting visas. It is also worth noting that all Pakistan cricketers, both former and present, are playing in many leagues.
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