Lahore Badshah players waiting for ICL prize money
The Pakistani cricketers of the Lahore Badshah team that won the Indian Cricket League this season are still waiting for their prize money and other dues totalling around from 40 million rupees.cricket Updated: Jan 11, 2009 20:24 IST
The Pakistani cricketers of the Lahore Badshah team that won the Indian Cricket League (ICL) this season are still waiting for their prize money and other dues totalling around from 40 million rupees.
Some of the players who played for the Lahore team confirmed that they still have to get the payment for winning the ICL Twenty20 championship plus other individual bonuses.
"We had to leave India in an emergency in November due to the tense conditions after the Mumbai blasts and the league (ICL Twenty20 world series) was halted midway," a player said.
"There was no time for the organisers to distribute the money to us," he added.
According to the terms and conditions of the contracts, the Pakistani players will have to be available/play a minimum number of days in the league to get their contractual fees per annum.
"Even our participation in the ICL whenever it is held in India appears remote unless conditions between Pakistan and India improve soon. So we are not sure about our future in the ICL at the moment or when the payment would be made," one player said.
"The situation is unless we are able to make ourselves available for the ICL and play in the matches we can't expect any more payments from our contract for the moment," he added.
Sources said Badshah captain Inzamam-ul-Haq and coach Moin Khan had been in touch with the ICL organisers to ensure their players were not hit financially even if the ICL resumes and Pakistani players cannot go to India.