Pakistan players still have a chance to play in IPL 3
The only ray of hope for Pakistani players, Modi said, is through the next auction.
"There is an option coming up on January 19. If there are spots open, they can then apply for the auction now. Because you have to go through the process; now the process for applying for auction is by January 1," he said.
Modi said the IPL had given its franchises the go ahead for new contracts after Pakistani players failed to get their visas before the deadline.
"As they missed the deadline, the new contracts have been signed and they (the franchises) have written back to us stating very clearly about the new contracts. It is a very difficult process to reverse the new contracts. We have a system and we cannot abuse the system," he said.
"The players can go to the auction pool now, because they have missed the trading pool, if any of the team wants to pick them up," Modi said.