PCB chairman disappointed at Champions League exclusion
LAHORE: The Pakistan board has expressed its disappointment at not having a domestic team invited to participate in the 2010 Champions League Twenty20 in South Africa.
"Nobody has invited us this year and that is disappointing," Ijaz Butt, the PCB chairman Butt said in an interview.
"We asked them about it and we received no reply at all. We will take up this issue with the ICC. After all, why are we being discriminated against like this?"
A Champions League official, however, said that no Pakistan team had been considered for the 2010 tournament after Butt''s statements in February. "Mr Butt had formally announced and communicated in February that no Pakistani team would be permitted to compete in the 2010 CLT20, and as Mr Butt is the Chairman of the PCB, the Governing Council of CLT20 could not and did not consider any invitations to Pakistani teams," the official added.