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PCB To Take Up IPL Snub With BCCI

PTI 21 Jan 2010, 9:54:55 AM IST

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) accused IPL commissioner Lalit Modi of betraying the PCB after none of the 11 Pakistani players got a buyer in the third IPL auction in Mumbai and said he will take up the matter with BCCI.

PCB chairman Ejaz Butt told reporters at the Gaddafi stadium that he was very upset with what had transpired at the players auction.

"I had several discussions with Lalit Modi on the participation of our players in the IPL this year and he had assured me they would get a chance to play in the tournament," Butt said.

"Now we don't understand what happened because we did everything from our side including getting government clearance to allow our players to be eligible to play in the IPL," he said.

The PCB chief said after the auction he constantly tried to get in touch with Modi but his efforts went in vain.

"He is not answering my calls. But we will take up the matter with the Indian board," Butt said.

Sources within the PCB said initially Butt had taken the issue very lightly but became serious about the matter when the players and some government officials contacted him to convey their disappointment at the snub. PTI