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Sami gets NOC from ICL, to fly to Australia soon

December 18, 2009 09:37 IST

Mohammad SamiRecalled Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Sami has received a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL) and is set to fly to Australia after the completion of travel formalities in next few days.

Sami confirmed that he had got the NOC from the ICL and had already dispatched it to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

"I have sent the required NOC now as soon as the board tells me I will leave for Australia," he said.

A PCB official said that this might take a few days as the board had started the process for getting a visa for Sami.

The PCB called Sami out of the wilderness to join the team in Australia on the request of the touring team management.

The fast bowler has not played any matches for Pakistan since 2007 when he joined the ICL.

Asked about his outstanding dues from the ICL, Sami said the matter was being sorted out and would be resolved soon.

"Right now my priority is to start playing for Pakistan again and I have got a golden opportunity to do so now in Australia," he said.

Sources said the team management had asked for Sami, to be sent as reinforcement to Australia as there were some fitness issues with young Mohammad Aamer.

Sami would be the sixth ICL player to be recalled to the Pakistan team this year after Mohammad Yousuf, Abdul Razzaq, Imran Farhat, Imran Nazir and Rana Naved.

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