Standard of cricket in ICL low: Razzaq

 “It wasn’t easy getting back into international cricket after a long absence. This is the highest standard of cricket being played in the world and playing in the ICL and its low standards of cricket, it needs a great deal of mental adjustment,” Razzaq told the Dawn newspaper in London.

Razzaq made a successful comeback to the Pakistan side, taking two wickets after he rushed to England as a replacement for the injured pacer Yasir Arafat.

However, the all-rounder is not satisfied with his performance, saying he had set high standards for himself and blaming the ICL for making things difficult.

“I think I still need two to three weeks to get up to the standards of international cricket,” Razzaq said. His comments about ICL come as a surprise since he was the first Pakistani to join the rebel league in 2007 after being dropped from the national team for the first T20 World Cup in South Africa.

Sources said the bitterness of Razzaq and some other players was also due to the fact that the ICL organisers had not cleared their dues.

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