Dravid on three-month ~~dual mission~~ to Scotland

Published: Saturday, May 3, 2003, 0:33 [IST]
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New Delhi: Vice-captain Rahul Dravid will make use of India's prolonged break in its international engagements to play for Scotland in its debut season in England's national league. Dravid, who is getting married on Sunday, will leave for Scotland by the end of this month for a three-month stint with the Scottish national team which is trying for a berth in the 2007 World Cup. India has no tournaments scheduled until the home series against New Zealand in October. "I am looking forward to this opportunity of playing in Scotland. It will help me stay in touch with the game through the off-season, without too much cricket," Dravid said. Dravid will play 11 games with the side in the One-day competition, his last match being on August 28. "I hope that I can help Scotland which is playing in the One-day competition for the first time," he was quoted as saying in a press release. The in- form right-handed batsman had aggregated 1,581 runs in the last season at an average of 53.

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