Sunday, 25 May 2014 - 9:33
Keeping Pakistan Players Out of IPL is Hurting India's Image: Shahid Afridi.
Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi feels Indian cricket's image has taken a hit worldwide due to the Indian Premier League organisers' decision to keep players from his country out of the T20 event.
Talking to reporters in Lahore, the former captain said it was strange to see that while cricketers from all over the world were in the IPL, only Pakistani players were being sidelined by the Indian authorities.
Afridi said that it is a setback for Pakistani players, but that overall, it is the image of Indian cricket that has suffered because of this policy. Afridi said Pakistan has always supported Indian cricket and even now was putting its hand out to have normal and cordial relations.