PCB clears Tanvir to play for Royals in charity match

The Pakistan Cricket Board has given a green signal to pacer Sohail Tanvir to play for his Indian Premier League franchise Rajasthan Royals in a charity match against Middlesex at Lord’s on July 6.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Karanchi | Published: July 4, 2009 3:11 am

The Pakistan Cricket Board has given a green signal to pacer Sohail Tanvir to play for his Indian Premier League franchise Rajasthan Royals in a charity match against Middlesex at Lord’s on July 6.

Tanvir was one of the best bowlers of the IPL in the first season and played a key role in his team’s title win. However,he could not play the second edition after the Pakistan foreign ministry advised the PCB not to send its players to India due to security concerns arising out of the tense relations between the two countries after the Mumbai terror attacks last November.

The IPL was later moved to South Africa but by that time the IPL franchises had either terminated or suspended the contracts of the Pakistani players.

Tanvir struggled in the recent World T20 in England and was dropped from the playing eleven.

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