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Last Updated: Monday, 24 December 2007, 12:56 GMT
Domestic cricket ban for Inzamam
Inzamam-ul-Haq
Inzamam retired from international cricket earlier this year
Pakistan have banned six players from domestic cricket, including former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq, for playing in an unauthorised Twenty20 tournament.

The six were all involved in the Indian Cricket League, which took place earlier this month.

And they could now take legal action to try and force the Pakistan Cricket Board to reverse its decision.

"Cricket is our bread and butter. This is a violation of our fundamental rights," said batsman Imran Farhat.

Abdul Razzaq, Shabbir Ahmed, Taufiq Umar and Azhar Mahmood were the other Pakistan players involved in the ICL, which featured six teams and was bankrolled by broadcaster Zee Telefilms.

But the league was not recognised by the International Cricket Council or the boards of its full member countries, including Pakistan.

"It is a policy decision that players who play in unauthorised leagues cannot be allowed to play in any domestic competition organised by the PCB.

"We cannot allow violation of our rules and regulations by anyone. We don't think it is a harsh decision," said PCB domestic general manager Shafiq Ahmed.



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