Sandhu, Patil part ways with ICL
Mumbai: Sandip Patil and Balwinder Singh Sandhu have quit the Indian Cricket League along with former Indian Test captain Ajit Wadekar, it was learnt Wednesday. Former Test left-arm pacer Karsan Ghavri has also submitted his resignation to the rebel league, sources in the know said.
“All the four (based in Mumbai) have quit the ICL and are awaiting the No Objection Certificate to fulfil the BCCI’s recently announced amnesty scheme for players and others connected with the rebel league,” they added. Patil and Sandhu were coaches attached to different ICL teams while Wadekar, who led India to historic back-to-back
Test series triumphs in the West Indies and England in 1971, and Ghavri were on the panel of mentors.
Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul Haq Wednesday slammed the cricket authorities of the country for demanding no objection certificate’s from the ICL for their players to be considered for national selection. “On one hand the PCB says it does not recognise the ICL which it considers an unauthorised tournament while on the other, it is asking the players to get NOCs from the same league. If they want NOCs basically it means the Board is recognising the ICL,” Inzamam said on the sidelines of a function in Lahore.
Chennai: The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) announced Wednesday that cricket has been added to the programme for the 2010 Asian Games for the first time. The Twenty20 format has been selected for the November 12-27 Games, with gold medals available for both men and women. “India and Pakistan were the drivers,” OCA president Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah said in a statement.
Akhtar to miss
Islamabad: Injury-prone fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has developed a skin problem and will miss Pakistan training camp for the Twenty20 World Cup, team manager Intikhab Alam said Wednesday.
Calcutta: Australia all-rounder Shane Watson is expected to be fit for the ICC World T20 in England, Cricket Australia (CA) said in a release Wednesday. Scans on the injured Watson have confirmed a minor right groin injury but CA said he would be monitored over the coming weeks and could be available for consideration for the Ashes.
Karachi: Suspended pacer Mohammed Asif has hired former Attorney-General Malik Qayyum, who headed the 2000 match-fixing inquiry here, to represent him before the Pakistan Cricket Board committee probing his detention in Dubai last year.
Calcutta: Bengal batswoman Paromita Roy has been named in the India under-19 training camp scheduled to start at Dharamsala from Monday. Paromita will join the camp on Sunday. The camp will be on till May 31.
Staff Reporter & Agencies