Karachi: Eager to participate in the third Indian Premier League, at least a dozen Pakistani cricketers have made themselves available for the players' auction, on January 17.
"None of the players have contacted the IPL through the PCB; they have done this directly themselves," said Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ejaz Butt.
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"We had told these players to contact Lalit Modi, the chairman of the IPL, directly instead of going through us or agents. As far as we are concerned we have issued a general NOC from the government and ourselves to the players to play in the IPL if they manage to get contracts," he said.
Sources said most of the Pakistani team members are in touch with Modi and around 12 of them have told him that they should be considered for the auction.