PCB wants players to first resign from ICL

Updated: 30 April 2009 16:29 IST

Any players wishing to play for Pakistan cannot continue to play in the unsanctioned Indian Cricket League, the Pakistan Cricket Board said.

PCB wants players to first resign from ICL

Islamabad:

Any players wishing to play for Pakistan cannot continue to play in the unsanctioned Indian Cricket League, the Pakistan Cricket Board said on Wednesday, adding that it would decide on what penalties to impose on ICL players once they resign from the competition.

"Players must resign from the ICL if they are to be considered for selection by the PCB," the statement said.

Earlier this month the International Cricket Council rejected an ICL application for official recognition at its board meeting in Dubai, but left it up to the individual cricket boards to decide on what penalties to impose on players who decide to return to officially-sanctioned cricket.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Wednesday announced an amnesty for players involved in the ICL if they sever ties with the unsanctioned Twenty20 tournament by the end of next month.

The Indian players can participate in domestic cricket immediately, but will have to wait for a year before they are considered for selection for the Indian national team.

The PCB has already lifted a domestic ban on several Pakistani players competing in the ICL.

"The PCB will decide on a case-to-case basis the penalties to be imposed and the time period for which they will remain banned," the PCB said.

The PCB has imposed a deadline of the end of May for all Pakistani ICL players to decide their future.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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