ICL: Indian Cricket League


Taufeeq and Imran to challenge ban

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Former Pakistan players Imran Farhat and Taufeeq Umar on Saturday said they would challenge a ban on playing domestic cricket slapped on them in punishment for taking part in a rebel Indian league.

“It is unjust to ban us from playing domestic cricket because it’s our bread and butter. We will take the matter to the court very soon and fight this ban,” Farhat and Umar said at a joint press conference. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday decided to ban players who featured in the Indian Cricket League (ICL) held in India in November-December last year.

The PCB had warned players joining the league that they would not be selected for the national team in future and last month barred the ICL players from featuring in domestic cricket. “We had filed the petition last month but after PCB showed some leniency we withdrew it, but now the PCB has taken a U-turn on the matter so we are going to file the case by next week,” said Farhat, who played 27 Tests and 33 one-day matches for Pakistan.

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