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Home > Cricket > The Cup > PTI > Report

Indian team for Bangladesh to be picked on April 20

April 12, 2007 16:43 IST

The Indian cricket team for next month's tour of Bangladesh, for both the Tests and the ODIs, will be selected in Mumbai on April 20.

"I had a meeting with selection committee chairman Dilip Vengsarkar and we have decided to pick both Test and ODI teams on April 20," said Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary Niranjan Shah on Thursday.

Vengsarkar told PTI that the selectors are looking to pick a pool of 20 players for the Tests and ODIs.

"We are looking at a pool of around 20. I can't say anything more," he said.

The team would have a coaching camp in Kolkata from May 2 to 6 after the team members assemble there on May 1, Shah said, adding the team will leave for Bangladesh on May 7 from Kolkata.

The Indians are scheduled to play two Tests and three one-dayers during their tour of Bangladesh from May 10 to 29. The ODIs precede the Test series.

Shah said that all the players chosen on April 20 would assemble for a combined camp. "I think the selectors will select around 20-25 players, but it's up to them," he said.

He said that the Working Committee had told the selectors to choose a young team but it was entire upto the selectors how they go about their job.

"We decided that a young team be chosen for the Bangladesh tour, but I cannot say who will be in the team or who will not be. It is upto the selectors," he said when asked whether Sachin Tendulkar would be dropped.

Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh have been given show cause notice for talking to the media by the board.

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