Shahid Afridi, the Pakistan skipper, has said that Pakistan players should be allowed back into IPL as the relations between two countries India and Pakistan progressively getting better. Pakistan played India in the World Cup Semi-Final in Mohali, a contest watched by both Premiers of nations. Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani was invited by his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh.
Afridi said, "It is the best time the Pakistani cricketers can book a place in the IPL season 4. For last three seasons, we were included only once. We have no problems playing in India as we have recently played a big contest there. I am not saying that I want to play the IPL but it might be a great opportunity for the youth. They could show their abilities for themselves. We should play more with India".
Pakistan players were included in the inaugural season of IPL but following the Mumbai terrorist attack in November 2008, none of franchises had chosen them for next two editions and they would also not comprised for version 4.