BCCI offers amnesty to 102 ICL rebels
The Indian cricket board offered amnesty to 79 current cricketers and 12 former Test players, who had joined the rebel Indian Cricket League.cricket Updated: Jun 02, 2009 17:24 IST
The Indian cricket board on Tuesday offered amnesty to 79 current cricketers and 12 former Test players, who had joined the rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL).
Eleven support staff, who had also joined the ICL, were also welcomed back by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
The decision to offer amnesty to the players was taken in the BCCI's working committee meeting here in April.
Among the 79 cricketers were Dinesh Mongia, Reetinder Singh Sodhi and Ambati Rayudu.
The 12 former cricketers were Sandeep Patil, Erapalli Prasanna, Madan Lal, Rajesh Kamath, Karsan Ghavri, Pranob Roy, Ashok Malhotra, Rajesh Chauhan, Balwinder Singh Sandhu, Bharat Reddy, Atul Wassan and Ajit Wadekar.
The BCCI in a statement said that after scrutinising their requests they wrote to the concerned state associations that these players are eligible to play in the domestic tournaments from this year.
These players can now also take part in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in due course of time. The players will also be eligible for national selection though only after a year.