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Pakistan gives security clearance to players for IPL III

Pakistan federal interior ministry on Wednesday gave security clearance to the national cricketers to participate in the third edition of the Indian Premier League in India in March-April next year.

cricket Updated: Dec 02, 2009 23:00 IST

Pakistan federal interior ministry on Wednesday gave security clearance to the national cricketers to participate in the third edition of the Indian Premier League in India in March-April next year.

A senior official of the Pakistan Cricket Board told PTI that the board had been informed by the ministry of sports that both the foreign and interior ministries had cleared the players participation in the IPL.

"The foreign ministry had already given political clearance for the players to take part in the IPL and now the interior ministry has also given its security clearance," the official said.

He said the government had told the PCB it could now issue relevant NOC's to players wishing to take part in the IPL and who get valid contracts from the IPL teams.

The government had stopped Pakistani players from taking part in the second season of the IPL this year on security grounds and because of the tense political relations between Pakistan and India after the Mumbai terror attacks.