Ganguly is skipper for Zimbabwe series

Written by: Suresh Parekh
Published: Wednesday, November 8, 2000, 15:45 [IST]
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Indore: Saurav Ganguly has been appointed as the captain for the series against Zimbabwe, who right now are touring India. Announcing the appointment, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary J Y Lele said that he would lead the side in both Tests and One-day Internationals.

Mr Lele also said that the team for the first Test against Zimbabwe to be played in New Delhi will be selected on the November 14 at New Delhi. Asked why Saurav Ganguly had been named for one series only, both Lele and selection committee chairman Chandu Borde said that the BCCI have now adopted this practice.

Mr Borde again clarified that appointment of Saba Karim as the wicket-keeper of the Indian team for the historical Test against Bangladesh was purely made on captain's request. He added that the selectors were also watching Vijay Dahiya and Ajay Ratra, who is right now playing the match against Zimbabwe for the National Cricket Academy (NCA) XI.

Mr Borde also said that Srinath was now fully fit and that he had bowled nearly 25 overs in the first Ranji Trophy match he played for Karnataka. The selection of the NCA boys for the on-going match against Ziombabwe was also made with the consultation of all the selectors and that would be the formula in future too, he added.

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