New Delhi: Pakistan's participation is uncertain at Pro Wrestling League in India scheduled to be held next month.
According to a report in DNA, the Pakistan Wrestling Federation (PWF) has been advised not to send its wrestlers for the private league.
Earlier the PWF had almost confirmed their wrestlers' participation in the league. Reports also say that the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) approached the Pakistani wrestlers on the sidelines of the World Championships in Las Vegas recently for their participation. Four Pakistan wrestlers had agreed to take part in the league.
But Pakistan's Olympic Committee (POC) has asked its federations to stop running after the Indian counterparts for the sake of participating in private leagues. PWF has informally informed WFI about its inability to allow any wrestler till "a settlement is reached in cricket".
The four wrestlers who had agreed to play in the league, namely, Azhar Hussain and compatriots Qamar Abbas, Muhammad Inam and Asad Butt had even written to the league's committee about their participation in the tournament. But once they returned to Pakistan, the PWF asked them not to participate in the event as the political environment between the two nations was not conducive.