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Fans urge BCCI to ban PSL overseas players from playing in IPL

The PSL has some big names who ply their trade in India like AB de Villiers, Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell.

AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers of South Africa. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

The outrage and furious reaction continue to outpour in the wake of the ghastly terrorist attack on CRPF personnel in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district. The whole nation was left utterly shocked when over 40 CRPF personnel lost their lives on Thursday after an SUV loaded with explosives rammed into a truck carrying the soldiers. It is considered as the biggest attack on the Indian security forces. Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) had claimed responsibility for the attack.

Since the dastardly attack took place, the whole of India is trying all it can to make sure Pakistan pay for their inhumane act. The government of India has already started taking actions against Pakistan like increasing the import duty and take away the status of ‘Most favored nation’ from their neighbors. The cricketing community has not remained far behind.

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The players have not only condemned the attack but have also come forward to help the families of the martyrs. Former India batsman Virender Sehwag has stated that he would bear the expense of the martyrs’ children while current opener Shikhar Dhawan also promised a monetary help.  On Saturday, the prestigious Cricket Club of India had covered the portrait of former Pakistan captain Imran Khan while on Sunday the PCA stadium in Mohali removed all the photos of the Pakistani cricketers.

On Sunday, the IMG-Reliance pulled out of its deal to produce television coverage of the Pakistan Super League worldwide. As a result, Pakistan Cricket Board will now have to desperately find an alternative broadcasting company or the ongoing tournament will continue to remain off the air. DSport, the television channel showing the PSL in India, has also stopped its coverage.

And now the fans want the BCCI to take yet another step. The Indian fans have demanded that the foreign players who are currently playing in the Pakistan Super League should be banned from playing the Indian Premier League (IPL). The PSL has some big names who ply their trade in India like AB de Villiers, Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell.

Here are some of the reactions from the fans:

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