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Martyn, Kasprowicz and Elliott join ICL

February 26, 2008 19:16 IST

The rebel Indian Cricket League on Tuesday received a shot in the arm with three former Australian cricketers signing up to play in their Twenty20 venture.

The three players -- middle-order batsman Damien Martyn, fast bowler Michael Kasprowicz and opening batsman Mathew Elliott -- were the latest recruits by the ICL which boasts of several international players with former West Indies captain Brian Lara and Pakistan's batting great Inzamam-ul Haq being the star attractions.

Kapil Dev, Chairman of the Indian Cricket League said these high stature Australian cricketers will definitely boost the quality of cricket.

"They will strengthen the teams, making the league showcase competitive cricket. It will provide our young domestic players, the challenge to test their skills with some of the best exponents of the game, thus fulfilling one of the key objectives of ICL," Kapil was quoted as saying by an ICL release.

Tony Greig, former England captain & ICL Executive Board Member, said "these talented players have been hand picked keeping the 20 overs format in mind. Kasprowicz's line and length, Martyns stroke play, would surely make it an enthralling experience for cricket viewers."

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