Pakistan to not send team for Champions League T20
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman, Ejaz Butt has said that no Pakistani team will participate in the Champions League T20 tournament which will be held later this year in September. Earlier, none of the Pakistani cricketers had been selected by the IPL franchises during the auctions, much to the chagrin of the PCB and Pakistani people at large. >
Butt said that he had already spoken to Lalit Modi and expressed his thoughts to him. He also said that after the way the Pakistani players had been treated, there was no way that they would want to play in the tournament.
Pakistan’s Sialkot Stallions had been one of the teams included in the Champions League for the edition of the tournament which was to be played in India in 2008, but after the tournament got postponed to 2009, the Pakistani side was not invited due to the fall-out of the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai.
Butt also added, “Our future participation in the IPL and Champions League remains undecided but this year atleast we are not taking part in either event.”
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