In the wake of the Pulwama terror attack, BCCI was contemplating the idea of giving foreign players a binary choice between Indian Premier League and the Pakistan Premier League, however, the idea was later dropped after a lot of deliberation.
BCCI was planning to isolate Pakistan by giving the foreign players, who take part in both ISL and PSL a choice to participate in only one of the two leagues.
The members of the Committee of Administrators (CoA) — Vinod Rai, Diana Edulji and Lieutenant General Ravi Thodge along with BCCI CEO Rahul Johri conducted a meeting on Monday where the matter was discussed.
The conclusion drawn out after the discussion was that it will be inappropriate to ask the foreign players to choose between ISL and PSL as it was the IPL franchises and not the BCCI who buy the players and acquire their services for the league. A green signal to the move could have seen a host of cricket superstars like Dwayne Bravo, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell and AB de Villiers, who are currently plying their trade in the ongoing PSL 2019, get barred from playing the upcoming edition of the IPL.