PCB still hopeful about Champions’ League participationMay 27th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 27 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is still hoping that relationship between India and Pakistan would improve in near future, which would then enable Pakistan to participate in the Twenty 20 Champions League.
“If political and diplomatic relations improve before October, anything is possible and we can press the Indian board to include our national champions (Sialkot Stallions’) in the league as well,” The Nation quoted a report submitted by a PCB official, as saying.
“The fact is that the Champions League is being held in India and given current situation only the government can decide when sporting ties will become normal with India,” it said.
Pakistan has been left out of the seven nation cricket extravaganza scheduled to be held in October in India.
Champions League chief, Lalit Modi had declared that Pakistan would not be able to take part in the league because of restrictions imposed by their government on the cricketers.(ANI)
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