Asim Kamal considering ICL offer
The Pakistani Test player says he is 'seriously' considering the rebel league's offer, after being dumped by the selectors.Updated: Aug 13, 2007 19:39 IST
Test discard Asim Kamal on Monday admitted that he was 'seriously' considering the Indian Cricket League offer, after being dumped by the Pakistani selectors.
"Yes I have got an offer and it is a very good one. I have spoken to Inzamam-ul-Haq about it and I am giving it a serious thought because the money is very good," Kamal told PTI on Monday.
Besides Kamal and former captain Inzamam, Mohammad Yousuf and Abdul Razzaq have also been approached by the ICL.
While Inzamam has not been given any contract or retainership by the Pakistan Cricket Board, Kamal has been given a Rs 40,000 monthly retainer and Yousuf and Razzaq have been included in the category A of the central contracts but have not signed yet.
Kamal, a gritty left handed batsman has been constantly ignored by the selectors for all forms of the game, since last playing a Test in early 2006.
Despite an impressive record of eight half centuries, most of them in crisis situations, in 12 Tests, Kamal has been given a raw deal and sources close to him said he was just about to sign a deal with the ICL.
Kamal said he was forced to think about his future and his family.
"Right now the situation is I am not sure if I will ever be given a chance to play for Pakistan again," he said.
The sources said Kamal had been offered a two-year contract of USD 50,000 per month during the actual period of matches with the ICL, which is expected to last 45 days per year.
First Published: Aug 13, 2007 18:42 IST