Lahore: The PCB says it is not concerned with the continued ouster of Pakistani players from the lucrative Indian Premier League.
"We are not going to talk to anyone or convince anyone to take our players in the IPL. We, in fact, plan to start our own T20 Pakistan Premier League. So we are not concerned about the IPL," PCB chief Zaka Ashraf told a newspaper.
The IPL governing board and franchises have not selected or bid for any Pakistani player from the second edition onwards.
The fourth edition of the IPL is due to be held in April and so far the organisers have not bid for any Pakistani players.
"We have the capability of holding our own premier league and we have already spoken to major business houses and corporations to support us in this bid," Ashraf said.
"We also plan to get some foreign players to appear in the premier league because once the league gets rolling things will only get better as far as participation of foreigners is concerned," he added.