BCCI permits Kaif, Mongia to play for Leicestershire

Published: Sunday, August 11, 2002, 22:17 [IST]
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Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has granted permission to Mohammad Kaif and Dinesh Mongia to play a few matches for English county Leicestershire during the Indian team's tour of the country, as a special case.

"The county had approached the Indian team to allow Kaif and Mongia to play for it," BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah said in a statement from Rajkot on Sunday. The Board felt that in view of the ensuing ICC Champions Trophy in Sri Lanka, it was imperative for Kaif and Mongia to be "match fit", besides the fitness regimen under Adrian Le Roux and Andrew Leipus, he said.

Since both of them are not in the Test squad and not too many first class matches may be available to them, the Board felt that it would be beneficial for both the players to accept the offer of the county, Shah said.

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