LAHORE - The Pakistan Cricket Board has said it would contact its Indian counterpart and seek advice from its government on the status of the national players' chances of playing in the Indian Premier League which will now be staged in South Africa or England. PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt said there were a lot of issues to be cleared up regarding the participation of Pakistani players in the IPL which was shifted from India Monday as it clashed with the Indian general elections. "I will be talking to the Indian board President and also our government. I am sure some of the players would now like to play in the IPL if possible," Butt said. The Pakistan government had stopped its players from going to India for the IPL due to security issues and also because of diplomatic relations taking a nosedive after the Mumbai attacks in November. Butt said he was not in a position to say if the government would reconsider its stance on allowing players to appear in the IPL now. "But if some players are interested in playing in the IPL and if their commitments don't clash with our national team's commitments I will talk to the relevant authorities," Butt was quoted by an Indian news agency as saying.