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Nazir request PCB to consider ICL players

cricket Updated: May 04, 2009 14:29 IST

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Pakistan swashbuckling opener Imran Nazir has requested the Pakistan Cricket Board to allow the players linked with the rebel Indian cricket League to represent the country in the ICC T20 World Cup next month.

"There is nothing bigger for us than playing for Pakistan. We joined the ICL two years ago because the existing circumstances then forced us to do this. But we are still keen to play for Pakistan," he said.

Nazir, who was one of Pakistan's success stories in the inaugural T20 World Cup held in South Africa, said the PCB Chairman needed to consider the ICL players on humanitarian and compassionate grounds.

"I would appeal to him not to penalise us drastically with heavy fines or a ban because we want to play in the T20 World Cup and win it for our country," said Nazir, who scored in the lost final against India.

Nazir, Abdul Razzaq and Rana Naved who has left to play for Yorkshire in England are in line to play for Pakistan in the T20 World Cup.