Asif may be included in national squad after ban expires: Butt

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Lahore, Feb.11 (ANI): Banned Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif may have something to cheer as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) hinted that he may regain his spot in the national squad after completion of the penalty imposed by the Indian Premier League (IPL).

"Mohammad Asif may regain his place in the Pakistan cricket team after his one-year ban ends while he may also be included in central contract," The News quoted, PCB chief Ijaz Butt, as saying.

As for Mohammad Yousuf, who joined the rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL), Butt said Pakistan needs experienced players like him but it also has to respect the International Cricket Council's (ICC) decision regarding the ICL.

"He may join the national team if he leaves the ICL," Butt added.

The ICC has not given recognition to Indian Cricket League so far. (ANI)

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