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Players whose careers ended because of Indian Cricket League (ICL)

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In the cricket world, a league known as the Indian cricket league (ICL) was introduced not long ago.

The ICL was the first professional league to use a franchise system.

Though it was intended to foster young talents from all over the world, it turned out to be a nightmare.

BCCI and ICC did not support any part of the tournament and it was termed as the rebel league.

Cricket boards from around the world began imposing bans on their players in order to prevent them from competing in this competition.

Rohan Gavaskar

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People had high hopes for Rohan Gavaskar, Sunil Gavaskar’s younger son, when he made his cricket debut, but he failed to deliver.

He only appeared in 11 ODI for India.

Rohan first entered the ICL in 2007, however he failed to make an impression.

He was one of the 71 players granted amnesty by the BCCI and was eligible for selection in the national squad, however he fell short of expectations.

Mohammad Sami

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In the Pakistan cricket squad, he is one of the most skilled cricketers.

He made his debut in 2001, taking 220 wickets in his first season.

He has represented Pakistan in 36 Tests, 87 One-Day Internationals, and seven Twenty20 Internationals.

Sami was unable to play for his side after joining the ICL.

He is still active in cricket, although he is no longer the bowler he once was.

Aftab Ahmed

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Bangladeshi cricketer Aftab Ahmed, who was nothing short of a brilliant light.

He made his ODI debut at the age of 19 and went on to play for Bangladesh in 85 ODIs, 16 Tests, and 11 T20 matches.

However, Bangladesh’s cricket authority put a 10-year ban on players from participating in the ICL.

Aftab Ahmed was involved in this ban, and his career was cut short as a result.

Shane Bond

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Shane Bond, a New Zealand bowler, was labelled a traitor after joining the ICL.

He was one of the best bowlers in the world, capable of hitting 150 km/h and taking 87 wickets in 18 tests.

He has also bagged 147 wickets in 82 One-Day Internationals.

However, after joining the ICL, his career never really took off, and it was cut short due to petty politics.

Justin Kemp

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When Justin Kemp, the former South African captain and a hard-hitting batsman, joined the Indian cricket league, he was at the pinnacle of his career.

He was noted for his bat brilliance as well as his match-winning abilities.

Justin appeared in 85 One-Day Internationals for South Africa during his career.

He also played in four tests and eight T20s for his country.

His decision to join the ICL, however, damaged his career.

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Priti Yadav
Priti Yadav
An aspiring journalist with thirst of exploring new things. Enthusiastic in field of Cricket. Admirer of MS Dhoni and obsessed with his winning sixes.

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