Anil, Srinath progressing well: Leipus

Published: Tuesday, September 4, 2001, 19:44 [IST]
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Bangalore: Indian team physio Andrew Leipus on Tuesday assessed the fitness of bowlers Anil Kumble and Javagal Srinath and expressed his satisfaction with their recovery.
Leipus observed that they had progressed well and responded positively to the treatment for their respective injuries, Kumble and Srinath said. "Leipus has informed me that I will be fit to bat and bowl within a week," Srinath said, adding he had already sent a fitness report from a private hospital to the BCCI. Leipus will also send his report to the BCCI, they said. "Leipus had come down to Bangalore to see as to how I was responding and also to assess my progress this morning," Kumble said. "He would be sending his report to the BCCI office." The bowlers, however, said Leipus had not confirmed whether they were fit enough to be selected for the tour to South Africa later in September. "He only made his observations which he will be sending directly to the Board," they said. Kumble has been out of international cricket almost for a year due to a shoulder problem while Srinath sustained a fracture on a finger of his left hand during the Sri Lanka tour. Both Kumble and Srinath have made themselves available for the 66-day tour of South Africa.

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