ICL offers lucrative contract to Asif

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Lahore, Nov 19 (UNI) Drug-tainted pacer Mohammad Asif may join the ever increasing number of Pakistani players in the ICL after getting a lucrative offer from the unofficial T20 competition.

The Indian Cricket League (ICL) is offering a handsome pay packet of 250,000 dollars per season which may be tempting for Asif who is facing a possible ban after being found guilty of drug abuse.

The PCB had suspended the medium-pacer from all cricket after it was disclosed that he tested positive for the banned anabolic steroid nandrolone while playing in the IPL earlier this year.

He is now locked in an expensive legal battle to avoid a possible two-year ban. Asif recently approached the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for financial support but his plea was turned down.

If he gives the nod, Asif will join a sizeable Pakistani contingent in the ICL. Currently 18 Pakistani cricketers are playing in the T20 league that features a team - Lahore Badshahs - which is composed exclusively of players from Pakistan.


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