Thatscricket - News - Cricket: Badani replaces Laxman in SA one-day squad
Published: Monday, September 17, 2001, 21:31 [IST]
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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Mumbai: Middle order batsman V V S Laxman, who is yet to recover from the knee operation completely, has pulled out of the One-day triangular series in South Africa from September 24 to October 27.The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jaywant Lele said over phone from Baroda on Monday that coach John Wright informed him in the morning that Laxman, who underwent a knee operation in Australia after pulling out of the Test series in Sri Lanka, has not recovered completely and would like to rest for some more time."Though Laxman has not spoken to me directly, the selectors have named Hemang Badani of Tamil Nadu as his replacement in the 15-member squad for the triagular series," Lele added. Kenya is the third team in the triangular series. "Sachin Tendulkar as well as medium pacers Zaheer Khan, Javagal Srinath and Ashish Nehra are wellon road to total recovery," Lele said.PTI