6 more rebels allowed in Pak domestic cricket

Updated: 17 February 2009 09:55 IST

A court on Tuesday allowed six more Pakistan cricketers competing in the unsanctioned ICL to play domestic cricket, the players' lawyer said.

Karachi:

A court on Tuesday allowed six more Pakistan cricketers competing in the unsanctioned Indian Cricket League to play domestic cricket, the players' lawyer said.

The players affected by the ruling are Arshad Khan, brothers Humayun Farhat and Imran Farhat, Taufeeq Umar, Imran Nazir and Riaz Afridi.

"These players were cleared by the Sindh High Court to play in Pakistan's domestic cricket," lawyer Zahid Ebrahim said.

Earlier this month, the court lifted the domestic bans on Mohammad Sami, Abdul Razzaq, Hasan Raza, Shabbir Ahmed, Mohammad Yousuf, Rana Naved, Tahir Mughal, Shahid Yousuf, Hafiz Khalid, Naved Latif and Shahid Nazir.

Most of the first 11 players have already started playing for their respective teams in the domestic season.

Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt has said the International Cricket Council has no objection for players to compete in domestic cricket wherever such players file legal cases.

However, Butt said that strict measures would be in place from June 1 on all players participating in unrecognized leagues.

"Now the ICC can punish countries with fines and sanctions they let players appear in unauthorized leagues."

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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