Thatscricket - News - PMG has Kapil~~s name in list for replay of tied-Test
Published: Wednesday, March 14, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
The teams:India: Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Ravi Shastri, K Srikkanth, RogerBinny, Kiran More and Chandu Pandit (both wks), Mohinder Amarnath,Maninder Singh, Chetan Sharma, Shivlal Yadav, L Shivaramkrishnan and Raju Kulkarni. Manager: E S Prasanna.Australia: Alan Border, Dean Jones, Greg Mathews, Geoff Marsh, David Boon, Bruce Reid, Greg Ritchie, Ray Bright, Craig Mc DermmottSimon Davis, Mike Valetta, Tim Zoehrer (wk). Manager: Alan Crompton.Doordarshan will telecast the match live.UNI
Mumbai: Sunil Gavaskar-owned Professional Management Group (PMG) on Saturday announced Kapil Dev's name in the Indian team, which will replay the historic tied Test, played against the Australians at the then Madras in 1986.The match only the second in history to be tied, is being held for charity purposes on March 17 at now Chennai, and will have mostly the same players of the tied match. The big difference will be that instead of a five-day it will be a One-dayer.Alan Border was the captain of the 1986 team but Kapil, the Indian captain, had bluntly declined to play when the first announcement was made. Kapil, apparently disgusted by the now unproven allegations of match-fixing by Manoj Prabhakar, had announced that he has bade 'good-bye' to cricket.Both Prabhakar and Mohammed Azharuddin due to the lifelong ban will not be in the team.