Lara, Inzamam confirmed for India’s rebel league

NEW DELHI, Nov 14, 2007 (AFP) – Former Test captains Brian Lara and Inzamam-ul Haq were on Wednesday confirmed to play in India’s rebel Twenty20 league following a goof-up over players’ lists. The names of Lara and Inzamam, touted as star attractions of the Indian Cricket League (ICL), were missing when the six teams for the inaugural event were announced earlier in the day.

But ICL officials later clarified that both players will take part in the league to be played in Panchkula, an industrial town on the outskirts of the northern Indian city of Chandigarh, from November 30.

“There was some mistake with the original list but I can confirm that both Lara and Inzamam will play for us,” ICL spokesman Abhishek Agrawal told AFP.

Four other names added to the original list were Stuart Law of Australia, Craig McMillan and Chris Cairns of New Zealand and Marvan Atapattu of Sri Lanka, Agrawal said.

The ICL, bankrolled by the country’s largest media group, Zee Telefilms, has unveiled 30 international players divided equally among six teams.

South Africa, Pakistan and New Zealand head the list with six players each, followed by England (four), Sri Lanka (three), Ireland and Aust