Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tamim Iqbal and Mashrafe Mortaza turn down offers from ICL

Bangladesh cricketers Tamim Iqbal and Mashrafe Mortaza have turned down offers to join the unofficial Indian Cricket League (ICL), the pair said after the first test against New Zealand concluded on Tuesday.

Tamim said he had rejected a three-year $900,000 deal while Mortaza said he had refused an undisclosed offer "without giving a second thought".

Last month 14 Bangladeshi cricketers, including former captain Habibul Bashar, joined the ICL to form a new team named the Dhaka Warriors. The cricketers were subsequently banned for 10 years by the Bangladesh Cricket Board.

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