The former New Zealand test fast bowler Shane Bond says despite another barrier being removed, the status quo remains as far as a return to international cricket is concerned.
India's board of control's announced it will welcome back players from the rebel Indian Cricket League after a one-year stand-down period if they cut ties with the competition.
However New Zealand Cricket chief executive Justin Vaughan says there'd be no stand-down period for New Zealand players, like Bond, if they wanted to return to international cricket, should they relinquish their ICL contracts.
Bond's greeted the news with caution saying his next payment is due shortly from the financially troubled ICL and unless they fail to make that payment he's still contracted to them.
He says should that payment not come through, he'll then consider his options.