Originally Posted by daghetto
2nd excuse was whether they will get visas issued by the Indian govt or not. Well before you allow them to be added to the auction, maybe you should confirm with your ministry first if this would be an issue.
They would not be able to give an definitive answer. Most likely there were whispers about visas and that is why they were not picked up.
They were added to the auction list as teams expressed an interest. They were then not bid on as there could be issues (and not good publicity) about visas. It would appear the IPL teams did their due diligence.
A real shame for the Pakistani players and a minor embarassment all around but no where near as bad if a team bid big on a player and they were then denied entry.
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Last edited by Goughy; 19-01-2010 at 06:29 PM.