Inzamam-ul-Haq has been approached by the organisers of the Indian Cricket
League (ICL) to play for one of the participating teams and the former Pakistan
captain is considering the proposal.
Inzamam, who retired from one-day cricket after the World Cup in March, confirmed
today that ICL had made an official offer to him and he was looking into it.
"I am excited at the prospects of playing alongside other
great players and if the terms are right I will certainly play in the league,"
Inzamam said in an interview.
The senior batsman, however, made it clear he was not acting as an agent on
behalf of the league organisers and was not aware if any other Pakistani player
had been signed on.
Inzamam retired from one-dayers and left the captaincy after
Pakistan was knocked out of the World Cup in the first round.
The ICL Twenty20 cricket has been launched by Essel Group,
which owns Zee Telefilms.
But the Board of Control for Cricket in India has warned
all its affiliated units and players not to play in the league or face disciplinary
Despite the stand-off, the organisers have managed to sign on former West
Indies skipper Brian Lara who will come out of retirement to captain
one of the sides in the league while talks are also on with Australian stars,
Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath.
The league will feature an annual tournament featuring foreign players and
some current Indian players.