IPL welcomes ICL players in third edition

The Indian Premier League confirmed on Tuesday that the players signed with Indian Cricket League can take part in the third edition of the cash-rich tournament.

This follows the grant of amnesty by the board earlier this year. All the rebel players who have played internationals will go into an auction later this year.

The auction will include players like Shane Bond who is expected to go to the highest bidder. And the likes of Justin Kemp, Hemang Badani, Deep Dasgupta, Rohan Gavaskar will benefit the most since IPL teams can only play 4 foreigners at a time and will need more quality Indian players.

Lalit Modi also made it clear that Northamptonshire cannot play in October's Champions T20 League in India as the county side still have three ICL players who have not applied for amnesty.

Modi said Northants still have in their ranks three former South Africa players - Nicky Boje, Andrew Hall and Van der Wath - who have not severed their connection with the 'Rebel' League.

"Champions League rules are very clear that no team with players connected to any unauthorised cricket can be a part of it. Northants will be disqualified from the League if they enter the final (of England domestic T20 cricket) and there would be a vacant slot," he said.
Source: NDTV

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