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Younis questions ICL players

Former pace great Waqar Younis has questioned the national commitment of those Pakistan players who are competing in the unauthorized Indian Cricket League.

cricket Updated: Apr 12, 2009 17:16 IST

Former pace great Waqar Younis has questioned the national commitment of those Pakistan players who are competing in the unauthorized Indian Cricket League.

The future of ICL players will come up for discussion when the International Cricket Council's (ICC) executive board meets in Dubai on April 17-18.

Currently all ICL players are ineligible for their national teams, as the ICL Twenty20 competition runs in opposition to the officially recognized Indian Premier League.

Those Pakistan players in the ICL have been critical of the international ban, but Waqar said they should have put their country ahead of the ICL.

"I am a strong believer that a cricketer should be permitted to play anywhere, but in this (ICL) case I think somewhere there is a doubt," Younis told reporters in the eastern city of Lahore.

"It means country was not dear to you before (joining the ICL).