Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Naseem Ashraf issued a clear warning to former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq, saying he would not be considered for national selection if he decides to play for the breakaway Indian Cricket League (ICL).

“Since the International Cricket Council (ICC) does not recognise this private tournament, our position is clear — any Pakistani player who plays in the League will not be considered for national selection again,” Ashraf said.

“Our policy is clear. We will not give permission to any of our players to play in the ICL as it is not supported by the officialdom,” he said. Inzamam, who has been ignored by the PCB for a central contract, said he would like to play in the League if the terms were right from the ICL organisers. Former skipper Rashid Latif also said from London that he had also been spoken to by the ICL organisers, but would not go to India unless he got PCB clearance. “It is all too premature but I would like to have clearance from the PCB to play in the ICL,” he added.— PTI

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