New Delhi, Nov 5 (PTI) Mohammad Yousuf's flip-flop with the Indian Cricket League (ICL) today culminated with the Pakistani run-machine re-joining the rebel league after fighting them in the court. "There was some misunderstanding and I was misguided as well.
I was under the impression that ICL authorities would not allow me to play for the national team. But they are actually ready to release me whenever I'm on national duty and that's why I'm back," said the right-hander, who joins the Lahore Badshah squad in the ICL. Yousuf had joined ICL last year before Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) persuaded him to dump the rebel league and promised a place in the BCCI-backed Indian Premier League (IPL).
Unfortunately for him, no IPL franchise bid for him in the landmark players' auction and Yousuf's crisis only compounded as the Essel group-bankrolled ICL authorities moved to the court against him for breaching contract. ICL Business Head Himanshu Mody said everything stood settled and Yousuf would make his ICL debut day after tomorrow.
"There was some misunderstanding and he was misguided by certain quarters. Whatever court cases we had against each other, we've settled all," Mody told reporters.
Mody, who took most of the questions meant for the Pakistani batsman, also dismissed notions that Yousuf might face legal action from the IPL authorities. "As far as we are concerned, there was no agreement with him and no money changed hands.
So actually there is no ground for any legal action from them, even though you never really know.
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