Unwanted Yousuf to be compensated by IPL

Published: Saturday, February 23, 2008, 3:35 [IST]
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Lahore: Despite failing to make it to a franchise team of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Mohammad Yousuf is all set to make a killing.

''Though no one came forward to bid for Yousuf, like many other international cricketers, the IPL has fixed 350,000 dollars as the starting bid for him which he will get from the authorities,'' Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) Media Director Ahsan Hameed Malik was quoted as saying by the 'Dawn'.

There were no bids for the batsman in the players' auction, because of a dispute between the rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL) and the IPL.

The 33-year-old had initially signed up for the ICL but was persuaded by the PCB to revoke the contract and sign a deal with the IPL instead.

The ICL is now fighting a legal battle to prevent Yousuf from playing in the IPL.

Seven other Pakistan cricketers who had signed up for the IPL Shoaib Akhtar, Shahid Afridi, Younis Khan, Shoaib Malik, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Gul and Kamran Akmal were picked up by various franchises during the auction on February 20.


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