Sri Lankan Cricket stung by the refusal of the Indian cricket authorities to release their players for next month's Sri Lankan Premier League T20 tournament have started to rope in more Pakistani cricketers for the event.
According to details, SLC is regularly seeking clearance from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to sign on Pakistani players after the BCCI refused to give permission to 12 of its
Sources said that former captains -- Mohammad Yousuf, Younus Khan, Shahid Afridi -- are now among the Pakistani cricketers who have signed contracts with the SLC for the league that starts from July 19.
The other Pakistani players included are allrounder Abdul Razzaq, national team discards Fawad Alam and Shahzaib Hasan, upcoming batsman Asad Shafiq and opener Ahmed Shehzad.
Fast bowler Mohammad Irfan is also been roped in, while Umar Gul is said to have been given a contract as well.
A PCB official said it had no issues allowing its players to go and play in the league as it meant extra earnings for them.
The official also said that while the players were being paid a fixed amount by the Sri Lankan board they would earn more when franchises sign them up.