Players who have severed their links with the rebel Indian Cricket League through the one-time amnesty offer of the Cricket Board seem all set to be seen in action in the Indian Premier League’s next edition.
A formal decision to clear the deck on ex-ICL players’ participation in IPL-3, to be held in 12 venues from March 12 to April 25, is expected to be taken by the BCCI’s all-powerful Working Committee here on Thursday.
On Tuesdday, the cash-rich league’s chairman Lalit Modi announced that players formerly linked to the rebel league floated by the Essel Group would be entitled to emoluments ranging from Rs 8 to 20 lakh in the IPL if they have not played any international matches.
Saying a formal approval by the BCCI was awaited for these players to be seen in action in the IPL, Modi said all international players will, however, be sold in a players’ auction as was the case with the other cricketers who were bought by the eight franchises over the last two years.
A total of 79 cricketers earlier connected with the ICL have severed their ties with the rebel league and rejoined the BCCI fold.