LAHORE - Star Pakistan batsman Mohammad Yousuf has been asked to appear before Mumbai Court of Arbitration in the last week of October to fight his case of not honouring his contract with the Indian Cricket League (ICL), his lawyer Tafazzul Rizvi was quoted by an Indian website. "The court of Justice BP Saraf has asked Yousuf to appear before the Court of Arbitration after we cross-questioned two ICL officials on Mohammad Yousuf's case last week," Rizvi said. "While the petition filed by us - challenging the Indian Premier League (IPL) ban after my client returned the ICL contract money through Moin Khan (ICL agent in Pakistan) after knowing that the ICL was rebel league - will be heard in the Mumbai High court on September 2," said Rizvi. Yousuf, who turned 34 on August 27, was originally signed up by the ICL in frustration over being dropped from Pakistan's Twenty20 World Cup squad. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) persuaded the star batsman, and according to some unconfirmed reports paid him a hefty amount, to revoke his contract and sign with the IPL. The PCB had banned all the players who joined the ICL but Yousuf was saved after he revoked his contract. But the ICL took the Pakistani batsman to the court, maintaining that his contract with them was still binding, and that Yousuf "can't participate in any competing league during the term of the contract." Justice (retd) Dr BP Saraf passed an interim order restraining Yousuf from participating in IPL in any manner in April last year, just days before Yousuf was due to be auctioned at a gala IPL launch. In December last year, the court, had restrained Yousuf from playing in the IPL till the final order. Frustrated at not being able to play the IPL, Yousuf criticised the PCB, chairman Nasim Ashraf and ICL saying that he wanted to play in the star-studded IPL and felt frustrated. PCB now hopes to win the appeal against ICL ban in the Mumbai High court.