The Bombay High Court will hear a PCB appeal, filed on behalf of Mohammad Yousuf, against the stay order passed by a Mumbai arbitrator on the batsman's participation in the Indian Premier League.
The arbitrator in Mumbai had passed the order after the Indian Cricket League started proceedings against Yousuf, who backed out of a contract with them.
The Pakistan board then moved the High Court with their appeal, which will be heard on September 2. "We will be represented by advocate Iqbal Chagla in the appeal hearing in the Bombay High Court," Tafazzul Rizvi, the legal counsel of the Pakistan board, told PTI.
He said the decision to file a separate appeal in the High Court was taken after Moin Khan, the former Pakistan wicketkeeper, changed his statement. The PCB and Yousuf claimed the advance money the ICL paid to the batsman was returned immediately through Moin, who was instrumental in signing up players for the ICL. However, according to Rizvi, at the last hearing held by the arbitrator, Moin said he was not an agent for the ICL but for Yousuf.
"This has put us on the wrong foot and made the ICL case stronger against Yousuf," Rizvi said, hoping the appeal would go in their favour.