Wellington: The rebel Indian Cricket League is ready to off-load its New Zealand players like Shane Bond and Daryl Tuffey if requested, thus making them eligible for a national call-up.

According to a report in The Sunday News, the likes of Bond and Tuffey would be allowed to leave by the recession-hit league, which is fighting to get ICC’s recognition in the face of opposition from the BCCI.

“Rebel cricketers including Shane Bond and Daryl Tuffey have been told they will be released from their ICL contracts if they request a release next week, a move which will allow them to play for the Black Caps,” the report stated.

“Players contracted to the financially-strapped, unsanctioned Indian Cricket League recently received an e-mail from tournament organisers informing them of the option,” it added. — PTI

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