Saturday 27 October 2007 

Abdul Razzaq Reviews Retirement Decision

Pakistan all rounder Abdul Razzaq said on Saturday he was going back on his decision to retire from international cricket.

"I have taken back my retirement decision on the advice of my club officials. I will resume playing domestic cricket from Nov. 1," he told Reuters.

"Playing again for Pakistan is something I would like to do," added Razzaq, who has 46 test caps and 231 appearances in one-day internationals.

Razzaq announced his retirement two months ago after being dropped for the Twenty20 World Cup and joined the unofficial Indian Cricket League.

The 27-year-old said his commitment to the ICL remained in place.

"When I signed the contract I knew what I was doing, so I remain committed to it," he said, adding though that if the Pakistan Cricket Board wanted to talk to him he would be willing to review his ICL contract.

The rebel ICL is due to start next month in India and clashes with Pakistan's tour of India from Nov. 5.

Former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq, Imran Farhat and Azhar Mahmood were the other Pakistani players to sign up to the ICL.

© Reuters 2007