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Kapil promises to reveal ICL signups in a week

Former Indian captain and chairman of the ICL board promises to reveal the names of players, who have signed up for the rebel series, in a week's time.

cricket Updated: Aug 18, 2007 05:56 IST

Former Indian captain and chairman of the Indian Cricket League (ICL) board Kapil Dev has promised to reveal the names of players, who have signed up for the rebel series, in a week's time.

Kapil made it clear that the process of signing players for the league was still on and he would not reveal any names at this stage.

"It is going on and we just want to be sure that players are happy and confident to play in the new tournament and with a new commitment," he told 'Geo TV'.

Kapil also made it clear that the league would be held as scheduled despite threats from the BCCI to impose bans on players and denying access to grounds.

"Cricket has to be held and it will be held. We want to give more opportunities to young players. We will have a clearer picture in a week's time or by the end of the month," he said.

A number of Pakistani cricketers have been linked to the ICL with unconfirmed reports stating that Inzamam-ul Haq, Mohammad Yousuf, Abdul Razzaq and Imran Farhat have already signed up for the tournament to be held in October.

Former Pakistan captain Moin Khan is reportedly working as a coordinator on behalf of the ICL organisers in Pakistan and is in touch with the potential signings.

Chief selector, Salahuddin Ahmed, however, insisted that the selection committee was not worried about any mass signings.

"All those not picked for the Twenty20 tournament still have a bright future in Pakistan cricket. They should not act in haste and regret their decision later on," he added.