New Zealand news May 30, 2009

Bond could be in line for Test comeback

Cricinfo staff

Shane Bond, Daryl Tuffey and Lou Vincent could all be playing for New Zealand again as early as August after the New Zealand Herald reported that the trio are about to sever their ties with the rebel ICL.

Tuffey has been offered a termination and after consulting with lawyers has accepted it. The paper reports that Vincent has also quit, and while it is expected Bond will do the same, it says that might take longer in his case.

Heath Mills, the head of the NZ Players' Association, said scrapping the existing contracts would probably mean the three would not get what was owed to them, but he added that there was no guarantee there would be another season of ICL anyway.

Bond was non committal, but said that he "hoped something will happen soon," adding: "My training is going really well and I want to get back into it."