Officials from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have distanced themselves from the Indian Cricket League (ICL). Shafqat Naghmi, PCB's chief operating officer, indicated the matter was the concern of the Indian board.
"The ICL is happening in another country so it is not our business," said Naghmi. The ICL was launched by India's Essel Group earlier this year. However, Naghmi admitted that the PCB might get involved if some players contracted by the Board are approached by the organisers of the ICL.
"If some former [Pakistani] cricketer or a player who doesn't have a contract with the PCB decides to play in the series then we have no way to legally bound him against going to India.
"However, if any player contracted by us wants to go there then that would be a different case."
The PCB has not yet announced its list of contracted players for the upcoming season.
The ICL has generated controversy in India, with the BCCI revoking the pensions of players associating with the league. Kapil Dev is one of the former players to have joined the league, and has publicly criticised the BCCI for treating the ICL as a potential rival.