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'Frustated' Sami livid with ICL for non-payment of dues

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Islamabad, Nov.24 (ANI): 'Forgotten' Pakistan speedster Mohammad Sami is frustrated with the Indian Cricket League (ICL) and has blamed the rebel league of not paying his dues despite several reminders.

Sami, who once headed Pakistan's pace attack along with Shoaib Akhtar, blamed the ICL for delaying his payments unnecessarily.

"They (ICL) have not paid me the final three instalments. I believe in honesty and paying people what is owed to them. However, all that I have found is excuses from the ICL organisers regarding the non-payments whenever I have tried to contact them. I sincerely hope that the ICL organisers will pay up very soon,' Sami told PakPassion.net.

Sami, 28, said he gave his hundred percent during each ICL game, and that the he represented (Lahore Badshahs), who were a huge crowd puller in the competition, but despite that fact the ICL administration is not paying heed to his demands.

"The Lahore Badshahs were a huge attraction in the ICL and we played in front of big crowds wherever we went. We were a big draw in the competition and helped boost the crowds," he said.

"Its really frustrating that none of the ICL organisers are answering questions that are being put to them and instead I keep hearing about the uncertain future of the ICL and the financial difficulties they are facing," he added.

Sami said he is also looking to obtain a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the ICL to play for Pakistan once again.

"I've been in good form for Karachi Blues in the Quaid E Azam Trophy, having taken 25 wickets at just over 21 runs apiece and I hope that I can be on the plane for the Australia tour," said Sami, who has 33 Tests and 83 ODIs for Pakistan. (ANI)

Story first published: Tuesday, November 24, 2009, 12:08 [IST]
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