ICL serves notice to Yousuf for breaching contract

November 14th, 2007 - 1:58 am ICT by admin  
Sources said that Yousuf’s family received the notice two days ago at his Lahore home.

Yousuf along with former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq, opener Imran Farhat and all-rounder Abdul Razzaq had signed a three-year contract with the rebel ICL last month, the Dawn reported.

However, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) later persuaded the Lahore player to reverse his decision to play for the country.

Meanwhile, sources close to the batsman said that Yousuf agreed to make himself available for the Pakistan team after he was assured of financial compensation for cancelling his deal with the ICL.

“Yousuf made it clear that he had signed up with the ICL as he was insecure about his future as a Pakistan cricketer, and he was getting paid good money by the ICL,” The Nation quoted the source as saying.

“It was only after the board chairman (Nasim Ashraf) assured him that he would be compensated for leaving the ICL contract, and also promised him a better contract to play in the Indian Premier League that Yousuf agreed to make himself available for Pakistan,” the source added.

Yousuf had reportedly signed a contract with the ICL worth 250,000 dollars for their first season.

“The position now is that Yousuf will be compensated for the money he lost due to breaking away from the ICL and also be paid for playing in the IPL,” the source said.

According to the source, Inzamam agreed to announce his retirement after the ongoing second Test in Lahore on being assured a handsome compensation by the board. (ANI)

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