Friday, February 26, 2010

Pakistan snub raises fears of IPL terrorism - Cricket, Sport - The Independent

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    • By Mihir Bose
    Indian cricket authorities may invite Pakistanis to play in the IPL to try to avoid a repeat of the Mumbai terror attacks
    • The Indian cricket authorities are extremely worried that there could be a terrorist strike from a Pakistani-based al-Qa'ida group against the Indian Premier League. The third edition of this immensely successful Twenty20 tournament starts in India in two weeks' time, on 12 March.

      The Indians feel that the threat could be defused if Pakistani players were to take part in this tournament. At present Pakistani players are excluded from this year's IPL, including five Pakistani players, Kamran Akmal, Misbah ul-Haq, Abdul Razzaq, Umar Gul and Sohail Tanvir, who had IPL contracts.

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