Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Moin Khan has called upon the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to make peace with the rebel cricketers who went to play for the breakaway Indian Cricket League (ICL). The former wicketkeeper said he considered the recent decision of the board to stop the ICL-aligned players from playing for their domestic teams as unjust and unfair. What is so big about this ICL? Dont players take part in many such privately organised twenty20 competitions which are not sanctioned by the board? he asked. I dont think our board should follow the policies of the Indian Board.
Stink stops match
Karachi: A first class cricket match was interrupted several times as some players, including Test cricketer Asim Kamal, fell ill due to foul smell emanating from a nearby garbage dumping yard. The strange episode took place in a recent first class game between Karachi and Multan at the United Bank Ground and several players felt uncomfortable due to the stink. Kamal started vomiting on the ground while batting. Match Referee, Illyas Khan, however, was duty bound and eventually ended up fining the Karachi team Rs 12,000 for slow over-rate.
Karachi: Former Test opener Imran Farhat, who played in the rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL), on Wednesday said that he would apply for British nationality next year.
My wife is a British national and after discussions with my family I feel the best thing is to apply for a British passport next year in March. At least that way I can earn my livelihood from cricket, Farhat said.
Mumbai: Former BCCI president Raj Singh Dungarpur is all set to be reinstated as the Cricket Club of Indias (CCI) member after being suspended for two years for alleged financial irregularities by the clubs executive committee. Dungarpur is expected to be reinstated after the suspension is revoked at an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) of the CCI, which is to be held Thursday morning, CCI sources said.