PCB to consider Yousuf for Sri Lanka Test series following NOC from ICL

May 28th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, May 28 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt has said that middle order batsman Mohammad Yousuf would be considered for the Test series against Sri Lanka starting from June 27.

Yousuf has already submitted a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Indian Cricket League (ICL) to the PCB, saying he has terminated his contract with the rebel league.

However, it seems that the PCB is still undecided about the punishment for players who had sided with the ICL, The Nation reports.

Senior PCB official said any final decision in this regard would be taken by the board’s Chairman Ijaz Butt.

He said players who intend to terminate their contract with the ICL by the May 31 deadline would be allowed back into the national team after a cooling off period, or could do so by just paying fines.

“We will put up the case to the Chairman. He will take a final decision. But the International Cricket Council (ICC) has advised its member boards to have a cooling period of six to 12 months under a clause in the regulations on unauthorized tournaments,” a report submitted by the PCB Chief Operating Officer (COO) Saleem Altaf stated. (ANI)

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