Pak to invite Indian players to Pakistan Premier League

Last Updated: Thu, Jun 07, 2012 07:30 hrs

Although the Pakistan Premier League (PPL) looks like a distant possibility, with no fixed dates and plans being kept behind closed doors, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Zaka Ashraf has confirmed that an invite will be sent out to the Indian players for the event's maiden edition.

"It's up to them whether they want to take part or not but the PCB will send out an invitation," The Express Tribune quoted Ashraf, as saying.

"My aim is to do whatever I can to put the relations between the two boards back on track because the fans want to see Pakistan and India in action," he added.

Meanwhile, Ashraf severely criticised the Punjab government and said the unwanted interference - bringing down a wall of Gaddafi Stadium - could harm Pakistan's image and also the prospects of holding PPL matches in the province.

"Politics should be kept separate from sports because it'll hurt Pakistan's image. We are trying to launch the revival of international cricket here and the Punjab government is doing such things. We can't even think of hosting an international team or a league match in Punjab in the current scenario," Ashraf said. (ANI)

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