Many Pakistani players might have to forgo contracts to play in the Caribbean Premier League this year as the dates of the T20 event clash with the national training camp that will be set up in Lahore for the tour of Sri Lanka in August.
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has said that playing away from home since 2009 after other countries refused to tour the country on security grounds might have brought adverse psychological effects on the national team players.
Disgraced Pakistani cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif lost their cases at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne with the world`s top sports tribunal dismissing their appeals against the bans imposed on them in 2011 by the ICC on spot-fixing charges on Wednesday.
The franchises of the Bangladesh Premier League have been dealt a huge blow after the Pakistan Cricket Board refused to issue No Objection Certificates (NOCs) to the 26 national players who were set to be part of the Twenty20 event starting on Friday.
BCCI vice-president Rajeev Shukla on Sunday made it clear that there is no possibility of Pakistani players becoming a part of the lucrative Indian Premier League until and unless there is a resumption of bilateral cricket ties between India and Pakistan.