Originally Posted by Naumaan
it's nothing about allowing them to play, actually they have to see the ground realities, they just couldn't play in IPL this time cuz indian people could not have accepted them, or some groups. Therefore it was in the interests of both countries that Pakistani players didn't play
You forget that Pakistan initiated the strife by imposing a No travel to India on Pakistani players. BCCI replied in kind.
Indian public hardly cares for such trivialities. There is a huge section of fans here who cheer for Pakistan when they play some other country than India (yours truly included).The decision was completely political and need not necessarily reflect the Indian public's attitude towards Pakistani cricket.