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Kunal Lal joins ICL

cricket Updated: Sep 30, 2008 00:22 IST
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The Indian Cricket League on Monday roped in five more cricketers for its second season starting October 10.

The most prominent name in the new batch is left-arm medium pacer Kunal Lal, who was part of the Delhi Ranji squad last season. Son of Madan Lal, who is coach of the Delhi Giants team, the 24-year-old Kunal will play for the Ahmedabad Rockets.

All-rounder Tahir Mughal, Shahid Yousuf and Hafeez Khaleel, recruited from Pakistan’s domestic cricket, have joined the Inzamam-ul Haq-led Lahore Badshahs. The 22-year-old top order batsman Nazimuddin of Bangladesh will represent Twenty20 league’s new team Dhaka Warriors.

The ICL has also enlisted the services of former Pakistan Test player Nadeem Khan as assistant coach for the Badshahs.

Nixon to rejoin

Former England wicketkeeper Paul Nixon, who was a member of the Delhi Jets (now Delhi Giants) in the opening season, is expected to be back. “He has shown interest and will m ost likely be with the Giants again,” said a source.