|Event:||Indian Premier League 2009/10|
DateLine: 18th December 2009
Sohail Tanvir, the Pakistani left-arm seamer, is clueless about his status in next year's IPL and does not know if he would have to appear in the next players' auction in January.
Talking to a leading new agency, Tanvir said he had a valid three-year contract with Rajasthan Royals and he had obtained an Indian visa for the IPL as well. All he was awaiting was a clearance from his franchise, Tanvir said.
"The Pakistan Cricket Board has already given me the clearance to go and play in the IPL. But to be honest, I don't know my status in the IPL or with the Royals as of now. They have to now take a decision on my participation in the IPL," said the left-arm seamer.
Tanvir said if the IPL and his franchisee felt so, he would have no problems appearing in next month's players' auction.
IPL Chairman Lalit Modi has said that since Pakistani players, including Tanvir, had missed the December 7 deadline to submit all their documents and obtain an Indian visa for the next edition of the IPL, their franchises had contracted replacement players and the Pakistani cricketers would now have to appear in the players auction to get a chance to play in the lucrative event.
Besides Tanvir, the IPL had asked the PCB to provide NOC's and obtain visas for Misbah-ul-Haq, Kamran Akmal, Umar Akmal and Abdul Razzaq.