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101 cricketers sever ties with ICL
June 02, 2009 16:35 IST
Former internationals Rohan Gavaskar, Deep Dasgupta and Hemang Badani are among 101 cricketers who have severed links with the rebel Indian Cricket League and applied to the Board of Control for Cricket in India to return to the fold under the amnesty scheme that ended May 31.
Seventy-nine current 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.
Significantly, India's only World Cup-winning skipper Kapil Dev [Images], who is chairman of the ICL's Executive Board, and former Test stumper and ex-chief selector Kiran More, haven't severed relations with the league.
"The BCCI, after scrutinising the 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 [Images] 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.
Other ex-Test cricketers who have delinked from the ICL and rejoined the BCCI fold are: Sandeep Patil, Madan Lal, Karsan Ghavri, Balwinder Sandhu, Ashok Malhotra, Pranab Roy, Bharat Reddy, Rajesh Chauhan and Atul Wassan.
Eleven cricketers of the Punjab [Images] Cricket Association, including ODI discard Dinesh Mongia, returned to its fold, while 13 and eight players returned to the Tamil Nadu and Hyderabad Cricket Associations respectively.
The list of amnesty beneficiaries:
Current players: Rajiv Kumar (Jharkhand Cricket Association); Kiran Powar, Rakesh Patel (Baroda CA); Shiv Sagar Singh, Abhiskek Jhunjhunwala, Subhomoy Das, Sayed Akhlakh Ahamad, Rohan Gavaskar, Subhjit Paul, Deep Dasgupta (all Cricket Association of Bengal); Robin Morris, Nikhil Mandale (Mumbai [Images] CA), Shreyas Khanolkar, Tejinder Pal Singh, P Vivek, J P Yadav, Baburao Yadav, Avinash Yadav (all Railways Sports Promotion Board).
Suyesh Burkul, Dheeraj Jadhav, Raviraj Patil, Pushkaraj Joshi, Anupam Sanklecha, Ranjeet Khirid (all Maharashtra CA); Abhinav Bali, Kunal Lal (Delhi [Images] and Districts CA); Abid Nabi, Dhruv Mahajan (Jammu and Kashmir [Images] CA); T Sudhindra, Mohnish Mishra, Abbas Ali, Sachin Dholpure, Shridhar Iyer, Abhishek Tamrakar, Bhima Rao (all Madhya Pradesh [Images] CA).
Syed Zakaria Zuffri, Parviz Aziz, Abu Nechim Ahmed, Sujay Tarafder, Pritam Das (all Assam CA); Dinesh Mongia, Reetinder Sodhi, Karanveer Singh, Harpreet Singh, Sumit Kalia, Love Ablish, Rajesh Sharma, Sarabjeet Singh, Ishan Malhotra, Bipul Sharma, Amit Uniyal (all Punjab CA); Stuart Binny (Karnataka CA); Abdul Azeem Khan, Alfred Absolom, Ibrahim Khaleel, Indra Shekar Reddy, P S Niranjan, Anirudh Singh, Shashank Nag, Ambati Rayudu (all Hyderabad CA).
Syed Shahbuddin (Andhra CA); Hemang Badani, V Devendran, G Vignesh, Syed Mohammed, R Jesuraj, S Sriram, R Sathish, K Martin Sanjeev, T Kumaran, S Vasanth Saravanan, J Hariesh, D Tamilkumaran, C Hemant Kumar (all Tamil Nadu CA); Gaurav Gupta (Haryana CA), Avinash Yadav, Shalabh Srivastava, Ali Murtaza, Ali Hamid Zaidi (all Uttar Pradesh [Images] CA).
Coaches and Mentors: Sandeep Patil, E A S Prasanna, Madan Lal, Rajesh Kamath, Karsan Ghavri, Pranab Roy, Ashok Malhotra, Rajesh Chauhan, Balwinder Sandhu, Bharath Reddy, Ajit Wadekar.
Others: Kiran Padhiyar (Video analyst), K Martin Sanjeev, A T Rajamani Prabhu, Dr Dinesh Vaghela (Umpire), Atul Wassan, A Burrows (Umpire), Suhas Pawar (Trainer), Rajesh Mundhva (Umpire), Chezhian (Umpire), V Satish (Umpire) and S Shyam Sundar.