Indian Cricket League November 1, 2008

Graeme Hick joins the ICL

Cricinfo staff

Graeme Hick has signed to play for the Chandigarh Lions © Getty Images

Graeme Hick, the former England and Worcestershire batsman, has joined the Indian Cricket League. He will be a part of the Chandigarh Lions and will play their remaining matches this season.

Hick had ended his 25-year county career two months ago at the end of the 2008 season. He is the second highest run-scorer in all cricket (first-class and limited-overs combined), with more than 64,000 runs, and his tally of 136 hundreds is eighth on the all-time list.

"I am greatly honoured to be associated with the ICL and hope to do my best for them," Hick said. He played 37 Twenty20 matches in his county career, and scored two hundreds and ten half-centuries.

Chandigarh lost two of their key players earlier this week when their regular captain Chris Cairns and Dinesh Mongia were suspended on disciplinary grounds. Chandigarh are currently in fifth place with three matches to go in the round-robin phase.