LAHORE - The Pakistan Cricket Board is hoping that an improvement in bilateral relations with India would pave the way for its local Twenty20 champions Sialkot Stallions' participation in the Champions League in October. "If political and diplomatic relations improve before October, anything is possible and we can press the Indian board to include our national champions in the league as well," a PCB official said in a report. Though the PCB officials were silent on the Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi's statement that Pakistan would not be represented in the lucrative Champions League this year, sources said a change in decision could not be ruled out. "The fact is that the Champions League is being held in India and given current situation only the government can decide when sporting ties will become normal with India," the report said. The reports further said that the issue of the Champions League would be discussed when the board officials of Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh meet in Dubai on June with ICC officials to discuss the World Cup affairs. Sialkot Stallions includes top players like former captain Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Asif. However, another report attributing the PCB said that the board officials are clueless as to why it has been discarded from Champions League Twenty20 competition to be held in India in October.The report said that when enquired about Pakistan's failure to get itself inducted in the multi-million-dollar tournament, all senior officials of the PCB kept on passing the responsibility on each other, and expressed their ignorance about the issue.When quizzed about the whole issue, the PCB chairman Ijaz Butt said one should contact senior Board officials in Lahore to get more information.Earlier, the Champions League chief, Lalit Modi had declared that Pakistan would not be able to take part in the seven-nation cricket extravaganza because Pakistan cricketers are prohibited to travel to India due to government restrictions. "Unfortunately, the Pakistan government won't give them (the players) clearance to come to India, and since Saturday was our cut-off date, it's not possible to have a team from Pakistan this year," Modi had said.