The ICC has rejected the Pakistan Cricket Board's complaint against the Indian Premier League for snubbing Pakistani players, saying that it cannot act against a domestic event.
Well-placed sources in the PCB said that Pakistan had written to the ICC complaining about the treatment meted out to the players.
"Unfortunately for the PCB the ICC response was not very positive and the PCB officials are not very happy at the response from the ICC," a source disclosed.
The source said ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat has written to the PCB informing that the governing body could not interfere in what was primarily a domestic event.
"The ICC told the PCB that since the IPL was primarily a domestic tournament of the Indian cricket Board it couldn’t do anything," the source said.
"The ICC also took the same stance as the IPL that the franchises which bid for the players were also private enterprises and the ICC had no control over them," the source added.
He disclosed that after getting this response from the ICC the PCB decided to let the matter go and adopt a policy of not allowing its players to appear in the IPL or Champions League this year or next year.