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Kiran More seeks amnesty, hopes for one-time benefit

May 23, 2012 17:38 IST

Former India wicketkeeper Kiran More has applied for amnesty from the Board of Control for Cricket in India and is confident of returning to the fold.

More was banned for joining the now-defunct, unsanctioned Indian Cricket League (ICL) in 2007. He and Kapil Dev are the only two former Test players who did not accept the BCCI's amnesty offer in 2009.

However, the 50-year-old who last served as chairman of the senior selection committee is ready to return to the BCCI.

"I had already written to the BCCI that I have severed ties with ICL and ready to take the amnesty offer. I had written the letter one-and-half month back. I have been assured that the matter is in process and I will be granted amnesty very soon. Since the IPL is on, the procedure is taking some time," More said on Wednesday.

As far as the benefit scheme goes, More, who played 49 Tests and 94 ODIs, is eligible for Rs 60 lakh.