Aug 19, 2007

ICL Offers Asif Rs 100 million

Stepping up their player signing up drive, the Indian Cricket League has wooed Mohammad Asif with a more lucrative second offer of Rs 10 crore, local media reported today. "The ICL has offered Asif Rs 100 million for a three-year contract and the pacer is carefully assessing the various aspects of the offer before taking a decision next week," the ‘Dawn’ reported today quoting Pakistan Cricket Board sources. The ICL had last month offered Rs 9 crore each to Asif and fellow fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar which they had refused. The sources also said the PCB was concerned about the congregation of several Pakistan players in London and were wary of their intentions to join the rebel League. Younis Khan, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Abdul Razzaq, Saqlain Mushtaq, Mushtaq Ahmed and Shahid Afridi are all in England these days where a former Test captain and wicketkeeper is intensely lobbying for the ICL, said the sources.

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