Veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor believes players from Pakistan should also be allowed to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Rishi took to Twitter to call for the inclusion of Pakistani players in the IPL, asking the decision-makers to invite and make them a part of the league.
"IPL. You got world players. My plea is please consider Pakistani players. Phir match hoga! Hum bade log hain. Please!" tweeted the veteran actor.
No Pakistani cricketer has featured in IPL after its inaugural season in 2008.Two Afghanistan cricketers, Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan, will make their debut for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 10th season of the IPL beginning on 5 April, 2017 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium in Hyderabad.
Rashid was bought for Rs .4 crores by Sunrisers Hyderabad, along with Mohammad Nabi for Rs. 30 lakhs.
At least, 11 Pakistani players were on the auction list for IPL's third season in 2010, but none of them were picked up by any of the franchises.