LAHORE - In what would come as a glimmer of hope for players banned for joining the Indian Cricket League, the PCB on Monday discussed whether it is justified to hand out such stringent punishment just to please the BCCI. "Some members raised serious questions on whether the PCB should continue to ban players who go to the ICL to earn some money," one source said. The meeting was called in the aftermath of Mohammad Yousuf's defection to the ICL forcing PCB to ban him. The middle-order batsman is the 18th cricketer to be banned by Pakistan for tying up with the ICL which includes all-rounder Abdul Razzaq, pacers Mohammad Sami and Rana Naved and batsmen Imran Farhat and Imran Nazir. "The other question raised was that in what way was Pakistan benefiting from taking sides with the Indian cricket board in its tussle with the ICL," another PCB source said. PCB's Chief Operating Officer Saleem Altaf admitted that a meeting did take place to discuss Yousuf and the ICL and further discussion would be held if necessary at the next governing body meeting next month. But sources said many members felt there was a serious need to review the policy of ban on ICL players. The source said one member had noted that Yousuf still had two years of cricket left in him and his loss was a huge blow to the national team. Another pointed out that a number of players banned by the board were performing outstandingly in the ICL and could still serve Pakistan cricket. "The members were briefed by Ejaz Butt that the ICC was privately trying to work out a patch up between the Indian board and ICL," one source added.