Former internationals Rohan Gavaskar, Deep Dasgupta and Hemang Badani are among 101 cricketers who have severed their links with the rebel ICL and applied to the BCCI for returning to their fold under the amnesty scheme that ended on May 31.
A total of 79 current players and 11 former Test cricketers - including ex-captain Ajit Wadekar and off-spin legend Erapalli Prasanna - have taken advantage of the amnesty scheme launched for those linked with the Subash Chandra-promoted rebel league, the BCCI said in a media release.
Significantly, India's only World Cup-winning skipper Kapil Dev, who is the chairman of the ICL's Executive Board, has not severed his relations with the league along with former Test stumper and ex-Chief Selector Kiran More.
"The BCCI, after scrutinising their requests, has written to the concerned state associations that these players are eligible to play in the domestic tournaments for this year," said BCCI Secretary N Srinivasan.
"Guidelines with respect to participation in Indian Premier League will be intimated in due course," he said.
The Board has already decided that such persons will have to serve a one-year cooling off period before becoming eligible to play international cricket for the country.