After Pakistan's successful series win against Test Number 1 Team England, Pakistan coach Mohsin Khan and captain Misbah Ul Haq, see their past denial by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for including their players in IPL as a blessing.
With their recent win in Dubai, marks their eighth win in their last 14 tests. While they have lost only one in the process. This has been attributed by both, the barring being instrumental in securing victories recently.
Mohsin Khan was quoted as saying by cricketcountry.com:
“Before I thank Almighty, I would like to express heartfelt gratitude to the BCCI for its exemplary high-mindedness and foresight in shielding our boys from the baneful effects of the IPL,”
On the other hand Misbah- ul -Haq coincided with Mohsin's statement as well, said:
“Initially I blamed my not being selected for last year’s IPL to my dour batting in the World Cup semi-final. I had never realised it was part of a magnanimous plan on part of the BCCI to rejuvenate Pakistan cricket. Now I will convince Shahid bhai that Indians are also large-hearted,”Due to this the players have been able to take adequate rest, and were able to prepare well for different tournaments. Teams like India have subsequently suffered a lot due to this, and lost miserably against Australia recently.