IPL-3 started with a controversy.
None of the Pakistani players were chosen by any of the IPL teams, though later few teams confessed that they initially wanted to get some of the Pakistani players but refrained because it was a consensus decision to not bid for any Pakistani player.
Well, I personally see this as more of a business move rather then any boycott. India is suffering from terrorism from so many years. Every time a new terrorist attack occurs, something like 26/11 Mumbai attacks, some bomb blast, India will strict its rule and not issue Visas to Pakistanis.
And if any such attacks occur before IPL commences, who will compensate the teams who have these players in their teams?
Why should any team take such a risk? I will never take this risk if given a choice.
And no I don’t see this as any boycott of Pakistani talent. We don’t discriminate based on nationality. Just for the fact, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is winning so many film awards this year for his song in Love Aaj Kal.
P.S. These are my personal thoughts on this issue.