LAHORE - The Pakistan Cricket Board will seek government approval before letting their players participate in the Indian Premier League (IPL), which now has been shifted out of India due to security concern in the country as their general elections are overlapping with the tournament and government refused to provide additional security forces for the event. "Since tournament now has been shifted out of India. And if IPL request us[PCB] to release player for the tournament, we then seek government approval, either to release or not," a PCB official was quoted by a website. The players been denied permission to play in the IPL were Umar Gul, Misbah-ul-Haq, Kamran Akmal and Sohail Tanvir - who had been "suspended", with the affected teams allowed to sign replacements outside of the auction. However their chances of participating the the money-making league has been boosted after the India board decided to organise the IPL matches out of India - which was the main concern for Pakistan foreign ministry. Earlier this year, Pakistan foreign ministry refused to clear the country's national cricketers for the second season of the Indian Premier League (IPL, because of prevailing tensions between the two countries following the November 26-29 Mumbai terror attacks - for which India imposed its responsibility over Pakistan. The IPL however had terminated five Pakistani players' contract including Younis Khan, Shoaib Malik, Shoaib Akhtar, Shahid Afridi and Salman Butt. And Five players - Yasir Hameed, Yasir Arafat, Asim Kamal, Danish Kaneria and Mohammad Hafeez, had been been included in the IPL's list for the auction before the second season, scheduled for February 6 but their names had been withdrawn. "Players are now hopeful to participate in the lucrative tournament. As they were barred to tour India but now the concern venue has been shifted out," a source close to players was quoted by Cricdb. "And players are not seeing any dilemma in touring the new venue - which is not India."