LAHORE Confusion reigned supreme over Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaqs participation in this years Indian Premier League as Deccan Chargers denied signing him amid reports that the player has been roped in as a substitute. Pakistani all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has become the focal point of a very bizarre twist to the 'Indian Premier League snubbing Pakistan players controversy. Pakistan Cricket Board chief Ijaz Butt was quoted by an Indian newspaper that IPL champions Deccan Chargers had invited Razzaq to represent them in IPL-III. I have asked him to get the letter of invitation on email and Im expecting a copy of that tomorrow morning. I will then talk to our High Commissioner (in India) and have a word with Razzaq, said Butt. I will also follow this up with the franchise, if need be. While no one from the Deccan Chargers responded to queries officially, IPL commissioner Lalit Modi was quoted that the Chargers had no money to buy anyone. They have exhausted everything on (West Indies pacer) Kemar Roach in the auction. Even if they had a slot, theres no money unless someone gets injured and is unavailable for the season. In that case, he could be replaced by someone else from the auction pool. The website quoted Butt after Modis statement, Are you accusing me of lying? he asked. I have double-checked and told you categorically that he has an invite to the IPL. But if the Chargers havent made the offer, then who has? Razzaq incidentally, was very much on the Kolkata Knight Riders shortlist, and apparently even met KKR skipper Sourav Ganguly in this regard in England, but they did not bid for him, using up all their allotted $750,000 to get Kiwi pacer Shane Bond. There has been a groundswell of criticism in both India and Pakistan of the fact that no Pakistani player was picked at the January 19 auction. On Wednesday, Sports Minister MS Gill stated, ...I hope there will soon be an opportunity for these (Pakistani) boys to play some exciting cricket in India. Butt, incidentally, asked whether he would allow Razzaq to play if the invitation was genuine, said there would be no problem. I had stated very clearly that if the IPL didnt take our players this year, we would not send them for the event in future. In all fairness, the IPL should still apologise. But he added: Why should we say no to any players going if they are invited? I never had any objection (to this year). And I dont think our government will mind either. Remember, the IPL started it and not us. They invited our player. However, Mr Butt made it clear that any policy decision on whether to allow its players to participate in the Indian Premier League in future would be taken later. We are waiting and watching to see what happens. We have had a clear discussion with our government representatives on the IPL issue and on sporting ties with India, Butt said. There is no doubt our players were insulted by the way they were ignored by the franchise at the IPL auction and we are not accepting the arguments and excuses being forwarded by the IPL and franchise owners on why they couldnt bid for our players who are the Twenty20 world champions, he added. He said recent reconciliatory statements emanating from India were a positive sign. Modi has said he would be talking to us which has not happened as yet.