LAHORE - The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has banned star cricketer Mohammad Yousuf for playing cricket in the country. Director Operations PCB Zakir Khan said that his central contract has been terminated on playing the Indian Cricket League (ICL). Zakir Khan further said that the ban on Mohammad Yousuf would continue if he remains to play the ICL. Yousuf has reached India where he will sign contract with the ICL. The ban on Yousuf came after he agreed to join the unrecognised Indian Cricket League, the board official said. Yousuf had been set to stage a comeback for Pakistan in next week's three matches against the West Indies in Abu Dhabi after missing a Twenty20 event in Canada last month because of visa problems. His name featured in the 15-man squad announced on Monday, but shortly afterwards it was revealed that he had signed for the ICL and was removed from the list. "Yousuf will remain banned from playing any type of cricket in Pakistan as he has joined the rebel league," said PCB Director Operations Zakir Khan. The ICL on Wednesday confirmed that Yousuf had joined and would make his debut for the Lahore Badshahs on November 7. "Yousuf's central contract has been terminated," said Khan. About 15 Pakistani players, including former captain Inzamam-ul Haq, joined the league last year and were barred from playing international and national cricket by the PCB.