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Published: Saturday, February 28, 2004, 0:52 [IST]
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Border to return to crease for Varsity squad
Friday, February 27 2004 19:22 Hrs (IST)

Sydney:Former Australian skipper and world's highest Test run scorer Allan Border would return to the crease to play for the combined Queensland Universities squad, as a guest of honour, which would tour India and Sri Lanka next month.

Border will line-up with some of Australia's promising cricketers, who will double-up as players and Ambassadors for their respective Universities.

Griffith University Sports Initiatives Officer Michael Jeh, who is a former first-class player in England, will captain the side.

Jeh, who is a Sri-Lankan born Australian said, "the Queensland Government and Griffith University had an idea to raise the profile of its educational sector by introducing smart state type awareness in these key areas.

"In the subcontinent, cricket speaks more eloquently than any other language so we decided to touch our markets through this shared love of the game". The squad departs from Brisbane on March 23 and will take on the Sri Lankan Cricket Academy in Colombo before travelling to Chennai for the first of six games in India.

In India, the itinerary includes games against the MRF Pace Academy, Mumbai Cricket Association, Karnataka State Cricket Associaion and a Delhi Invitational XI.

Indians played fantastic cricket

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