Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Saqi or Bhajji?

Surrey have released Saqlain Mushtaq, who served the county for 11 years, in order to sign Harbhajan Singh.

Due to Saqlain's ICL links, the BCCI had not allowed Harbhajan to sign with Surrey for this last season.

However, the Surrey boss has now made it clear that they will not be going into the next season with an ICL player on board and that this will also allow them to sign up Harbhajan Singh.

Hence Saqlain, who plays for the Lahore Badshahs in the ICL, has been released from his contract.

I guess the world is still far away from accepting ICL players, and I thought we were moving closer to that.

So where does this leave Mushtaq Ahmed, who also plays for the Lahore Badshahs in the ICL, as England's spin coach?

I think a more consistent approach is required from the ECB. Surely the counties' and the ECB's interests should be aligned.

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  1. Gaurav Sethi said...

    all we need now is bhajji with a doosra accent.

  2. Damith S. said...

    mushy seems to have found a loop hole. i think only the ICL rule only applies to players ? unless mushy appears for eng- he very well could if he wanted to btw lol- it should be alright.

  3. Q said...

    Nope Damith.. no loop hole found.. Mushtaq Ahmed has cancelled his ICL contract for the ECB job. I just found out.

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