New Delhi: Former India wicketkeeper Kiran More is seeking amnesty with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). More, who had joined the now-defunct Indian Cricket League (ICL) back in 2007, was banned by the cricket board for joining the unsanctioned league. He along with Kapil Dev were the only two former Test players who didn't accept the amnesty offer from BCCI back in 2009.
But now 50-year-old More, who last served as chairman of the BCCI's senior selection committee, is ready to get back under the aegis of BCCI, and will also be eligible for the BCCI one-time benefit payment.
"I had already written to the BCCI that I have severed ties with ICL and that I am ready to take the amnesty offer. I had written the letter one and half months back. I have been assured that the matter is in process and I will be granted amnesty very soon. Since the IPL is on, the procedure is taking some time," More told PTI on Wednesday.
If BCCI accepts More's olive branch, he will be eligible for Rs 60 lakh as part of the board's benefit scheme.
As far as the benefit scheme goes, More, who has played 49 Tests and 94 ODIs, will be eligible for a payment of Rs 60 lakh, which he will receive once he gets the green light from the BCCI.