LAHORE - Pakistan middle-order batsman Muhammad Yousuf has rejoined the rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL). According to reports, after a long legal wrangle with the ICL, senior batsman Yousuf finally joined the rebel Twenty20 league. He had signed an agreement with the ICL two years back, but following talks with former PCB Chairman Dr Nasim Ashraf he didn't join the league. A Pakistan Cricket Board official gave a sort of confirmation without explicitly admitting that Yousuf had joined the ICL. "The PCB give official statement in a day or so," PCB director Zakir Khan said. He added that the board was told by Mrs Yousuf that the batsman has flown to India and the board will give its official statement most possibly today. PCB officials confirmed they have learnt from Yousuf's wife that he would be playing in the ICL, dealing a severe blow to the national team which has witnessed a series of defections to ICL in the recent years. "He didn't tell us anything about his plans. His leaving like this for India and confirmation from his home that he is going to play in the ICL has come as a shock to us," Zakir said in a hastily arranged press conference. Newly appointed Pakistan coach Intikhab Alam said Yousuf's sudden departure was hard to explain as he never got a chance to interact with him on his future with the national team. "Until we get an official confirmation from Yousuf himself we can't say much right now. But if he has joined the ICL then he would be banned from all cricket in Pakistan," Zakir said. The PCB had sent his name for BCCI's governed Indian Premier League (IPL). In response, ICL started legal course against Yousuf who could not feature in IPL too. On the other hand, PCB's Director General Salim Altaf has said that Yousuf is going on a private visit to India. With the new set up of Ijaz Butt bringing mass changes in the board, it seems that all is not well with Pakistan cricket that has once again forced one of the most dependable players again join the ICL. However, Yousuf was not available for comments as he has flown to India in the same flight that PCB top official Salim Altaf was traveling. Though an official announcement will not be made till Tuesday, a website confirmed his arrival at New Delhi. And ICL sources confirmed that Yousuf had signed up to play in the ongoing second season. Altaf admitted that Yousuf was going to India but said it was on private visit. Altaf said he had no knowledge of Yousuf going to play in the ICL. "I don't know anything about this because just today the selectors have named him in the squad for the one-day series in Abu Dhabi against the West Indies," he said."I asked him where he is going and he said on a private visit," Altaf said. Yousuf was not available for comments.