Last Game: ICC World Twenty20 Group 2 Fri 25th Mar

Pakistan vs Australia

Next Game: Pakistan in England Tour Match Sun 3rd Jul

Next game - Pakistan
team 1 time team 2
Somerset vs Pakistan

Yousuf joins ICL - PCB

Pakistan batsman's international career in jeopardy

Last Updated: 03/11/08 3:33pm

  • Share:
Yousuf: joining the ICL?

Yousuf: joining the ICL?

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Mohammad Yousuf has signed for the rebel Indian Cricket League, according to a Pakistan Cricket Board official.

"But we would wait to hear from Yousuf himself as he is under PCB contract and once he confirms this to us then only we can decide what action we can take against him."
Zakir Khan Quotes of the week

The move - if confirmed - would signal the end of the 34-year-old batsman's international career as the PCB hands out life bans to those who take part in the unsanctioned Twenty20 competition.

"Yousuf's wife has conveyed to us that he has left for India and would be playing in the Indian Cricket League (ICL) but we are waiting for facts and figures before taking any action against him," PCB director of operations Zakir Khan told AFP.

"Yousuf has also signed for the Indian Premier League (IPL) which is recognised by the International Cricket Council and so it's something we cannot say much on, but yes, our policy remains the same on ICL.

"But we would wait to hear from Yousuf himself as he is under PCB contract and once he confirms this to us then only we can decide what action we can take against him."

Yousuf has played 79 Tests and 269 one-day internationals since his debut in 1998.

He averages 55.49 in the Test arena and his 1,788 runs in 2006 is a calendar-year record.

  • Share:

Related

Related Profiles

Most Popular

Features

David Willey column

David Willey column

England's David Willey reflects on the Trent Bridge tie, Liam Plunkett's big-hitting heroics and Jason Roy's stunning catch.

England all tied up

England all tied up

After the drama at Trent Bridge, we look at the previous times England and their opponents could not be separated in ODIs.

England: A new era

England: A new era

We take a look at England's top five white-ball performances of the last 12 months ahead of their ODI series with Sri Lanka.