Karachi: The political issues between the two nations notwithstanding, Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq is hopeful that Faisalabad Wolves would be allowed to compete in the upcoming Champions League Twenty20 to be hosted by India next month.
The participation of the team, led by Misbah, has come under a shadow after tension at the Line of Control. The Faisalabad team is due to play in the qualifying round of the event starting from September 17.
“I hope we are able to play in the league because it is a great opportunity for our new players who don’t have international exposure against the top players,” he said.
Misbah will leave this weekend to lead Pakistan in the ODI and Test series against Zimbabwe. He reiterated that budding players in Pakistan are suffering due to lack of international cricket there.
“Other countries have established their own T20 professional leagues and their players are getting a chance to gain experience against the top players, which helps in becoming sharp,” he said. (PTI)