Top J&K cricketers join ICL

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Jammu, Oct 2 (UNI) The breakaway Indian Cricket League (ICL) today roped in two top state cricketers, including captain Dhruv Mahajan and up-and-coming medium pacer Abid Nabi.

Talking to UNI, Jammu and Kashmir skipper Dhruv Mahajan said the ICL has emerged as a turning point at this critical juncture of his career.

''I think this is an outstanding start to my career and the stage I was looking for. God gave it to me to introduce myself to the world outside,'' the all-rounder said.

Besides Mahajan, Srinagar medium pacer Abid Nabi have also signed up for the rebel league, which is at loggerheads with the BCCI.

''Me and Abid would try our level best to bring Jammu and Kashmir on the world map,'' Mahajan, who has played 40 First Class Ranji matches and captained the state for four consecutive years, said.

Pacer Abid Nabi, who was the most successful bowler in the under-19 Indian team series against England, told UNI over phone that after joining the ICL he feels ''quite relaxed'', adding in the same breath, ''Now is the time for me to prove my talent.'' ''I think, ICL is the right platform for us and it is the time for both of us to let the world know about Jammu and Kashmir's cricketing potential, which has till date remained neglected,'' Nabi added.


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