Players can play Indian league after it gets ICC approval: Nasim Ashraf

Monday, August 6, 2007

KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Dr. Nasim Ashraf cleared that he would not stop the cricketers to play Indian league but they would no more be eligible to represent Pakistan in case of playing Indian cricket league (ICL).

Talking with media during the training camp of the national team at the National Stadium, Karachi, Dr. Nasim Ashraf said that the Indian cricket league has no importance and only the former players are participating in it.

He said that this event has not been approved by the ICC and if the ICC approves it then the PCB may also reconsider its policy.

He said that the players participating in the Indian cricket league would not be authorized to represent Pakistan in future.

According to reports, the ICL has offered heavy packages to many Pakistani players after which the PCB is likely to revise the packages given to players under central contract.

Nasim Ashraf said that the announcement of the national team for Twenty20 Cricket World Cup will be made after getting the dope test report.

Dr. Nasim Ashraf said that it has not been decided about the assistant coach that whether he should be local or foreigner. However, the decision will only be made after August 15, the deadline for receiving the applications.

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