Sins of omission: During the 2010 Indian Premier League auction this January, one thing was conspicuously absent: the selection of a single Pakistani. Making the omission even more suspicious, most of the members of Pakistan's champion World Twenty20 team -- a variant of cricket, in which matches only take a few hours long instead of the customary five days -- were available, yet still none were chosen. The reaction in Pakistan was immediate -- the interior minister deemed absence of Pakistani players a broad insult, claiming it was proof that India was not interested in peace. The Times of India called the episode shameful, while Pakistani columnists denounced the fiasco as "patently cruel" and a "spiteful act."In this photo, Pakistani cricketers greet one another during the ICC World Twenty20 second semifinal match on May 14.
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