Sethi mulling to invite Indian players in PSL


LAHORE: Head of Pakistan Cricket Board Executive Committee Najam Sethi on Monday said he wanted to invite Indian players to participate in Pakistan Super League (PSL) and convince India to proceed with the scheduled bilateral series in December.

He said he would also discuss Pakistan players’ returning to the Indian Premier League (IPL) in exchange with their participating in PSL.

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) does not provide Indian players NOC to participate any other T20 league than IPL.

Sethi had earlier excluded inviting Indian players to the PSL from his genda, however now he has changed his stance. ‘We are going to try to persuade the Indians to play us in December. If that happens, we will also be talking about a reciprocal arrangement and I have had preliminary talks with people in Delhi about Pakistani players being allowed to play in IPL and Indian players being allowed to play in PSL.

‘If the series takes place in December, the ground will be fertile. If you don’t want our players to play in your league, okay, but at least let your players play in ours. It will be difficult for them to refuse that. There will be pressure from the players. If Indian players do come in, then I think PSL will become the biggest thing in cricket after IPL.’