Amnesty for Indian 'rebels' Mongia and Badani
One-day specialists Dinesh Mongia and Hemang Badani were among 79
current players granted amnesty by the Indian cricket authorities
Tuesday after they severed links with an unofficial league.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in April that
local players who had signed up with the "rebel" Indian Cricket League (ICL)
could play domestic first-class matches if they ended their contracts by
The BCCI also said the players must wait for a year to be eligible
for international cricket. "The BCCI after scrutinising their requests
has written to the concerned state associations that these players are
eligible to play in the domestic tournaments for this year," the BCCI
said in a statement. "Guidelines with respect to participation in Indian
Premier League will be intimated in due course."
Mongia had scored 1,230 runs in 57 one-day internationals and Badani
867 in 40 matches before joining the ICL two years ago.
"Seventy-nine current players, 11 former Test cricketers and 11
support staff/officials have severed their relations with Indian Cricket
NEW DELHI, Tuesday, AFP