Yousuf resigns from ICL to join Pakistan team

Published: Sunday, May 3, 2009, 12:35 [IST]
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Yousuf quits ICL

Karachi: Pakistani batsman Mohammad Yousuf said that he had ended his association with ICL and was available to play for the country.

Yousuf joined ICL last year, on the same day he was named in the Pakistan squad for the West Indies series in Abu Dhabi.

Yousuf and his fellow-mates were barred form playing in Pakistan national team as ICL has no recognition from ICC.

Even though Sindh Province suspended the bans on the ICL players in February this year, PCB was adamant that ICL players can only play for the country if they quit the league.

"I am available to play for Pakistan which has always been my priority," said Yousuf. "I have resigned from the ICL and have spoken to captain Younus Khan about my playing for Pakistan," Yousuf said.

Yousuf, who played the last of his 269 one-day matches in Karachi in July last year, first joined the ICL in protest after he was omitted from Pakistan's team for the Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa in 2007.

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