Rishi Kapoor expresses desire to include Pak players in IPL

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Rishi Kapoor expresses desire to include Pak players in IPL

ISLAMABAD: (APP) Renowned Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor has urged the Indian authorities to include Pakistani players in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the next season.

Rishi was referring to the inclusion of Afghanistan players Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan in IPL. Nabi and Rashid are will make their debut for Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Rishi took to twitter to express his sentiments and urged the concerned authorities to include Pakistani players in the IPL once again.

"You got world players. Afghanistan makes debut. My plea is please consider Pakistani players," he wrote.

The 10th edition of IPL kicks off at Hyderabad on Wednesday with Royal Challengers Bangalore locking horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad.

No Pakistani player has been a part of the IPL since after 2008, its year of inception. Azhar Mahmood, however, featured in quite a few editions representing Kings XI Punjab owing to his British passport.