Rubbing shoulders with Brian Lara and Inzamam-ul-Haq would have otherwise remained an unfulfilled dream for many players in the domestic circuit, but after joining the Indian Cricket League, the likes of Kaushik Reddy are waiting for their day in the sun.
The Hyderabad Ranji players who were the first take the ICL plunge, showing the way to numerous others living their day in the domestic competition, could not suppress their excitement at joining the league.
"We are all very happy to be associated with the ICL. They have given us an opportunity to play with stars like Injamam-ul-Haq," Kaushik Reddy told reporters at the airport after their arrival from Mumbai.
Eight Hyderabad players- Anirudh Singh, Ambati T Rayudu, Vinay Kumar, Ibrahim Khalil, I S Reddy, Kaushik Reddy, Shashank Nag and Alfred Absolam- were among the list of 44 Indian players unveiled by the ICL, promoted by Essel Group, at Mumbai on Monday.
BCCI is holding its Special General Body Meeting in Mumbai on Tuesday and the players who have joined ICL are waiting on what decision the board takes on the move.
The Cricket Board is also expected to take a decision on National Cricket Academy Chairman Kapil Dev, who also heads the ICL Executive Board.