LAHORE - The Pakistan Cricket Board has urged star batsman Mohammad Yousuf to quit rebel cricket league to win his place back in the national team. "We are bound by ICC regulations and we cannot select players as long as they have links with the ICL because the tournament is not legal in its home base which is India," Ijaz Butt, PCB Chairman was quoted by a website as saying. Yousuf was dropped from the Pakistan team after signing up for the unofficial Indian Cricket League (ICL) in late 2008. The prolific batsman after appearing in his first season of ICL revealed the clashes with former captain Shoaib Malik and previous PCB officials forced him to join the "rebel" league. The board, however, removed Malik from captaincy and appointed Younis Khan after Pakistan's humiliating loss to Sri Lanka in the last match of the three-match series by 234 runs at the Gaddafi Stadium which also led to the series defeat. However, current the PCB setup chaired by Mr Butt - who was also the part of governing board of previous PCB's setup, hopes Yousuf will change his mind and return to the team. "If he quits the ICL, I will see he is selected again for Pakistan the next day," said Butt. "I rank him alongside the Pakistani greats such as Imran Khan, Javed Miandad and Hanif Mohammad. I am willing to play Yousuf or any other player who breaks away from the ICL," Butt added. Last week, the Sindh High Court has lifted the ban from Pakistani cricketers who were affiliated with the rebel League and allow them to play domestic cricket. The court had set February 10 [today] for the next date of hearing and asked the Board to reply as to under which law they have stopped these cricketers from playing in domestic cricket.