Pak players want to take part in IPL

April 7th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI  

Shoaib Akhtar Lahore, Apr.7 (ANI): Pakistani players have expressed their desire to participate in the Indian Premier League (IPL) following the tournament’s shift from India.

According to The News, some players have approached the IPL management through e-mails, but have not received any reply.

It is, however, highly unlikely that IPL franchises would recall Pakistan players, as they had earlier refused to play in the league when it was being held in India following a call from their government.

Players have now threatened to take the IPL to court if they are not included in the league’s second season.

Sources said the players have demanded that they be included in the tournament as it is now being held in South Africa.

Players are demanding that they be paid for the entire duration of their three year contract although they only served one year.

Earlier, captain Younis Khan had also threatened to sue the cash rich league.

Several star players like Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Akhtar, Shoaib Malik, Younis Khan, and Salman Butt featured in the IPL’s inaugural season last year. (ANI)

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