Indian cricketers get all-clear for Houston series

Published: Wednesday, May 18, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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New Delhi:Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar along with vice-captain Rahul Dravid are among a host of leading Indian cricketers who have been given the all-clear by the BCCI to turn out for an India-Pakistan XI against a World XI in a three-match series to be held Houston next month

Organised by Cricket World International Inc. to popularise the game in the US, the series having the sanction of the International Cricket Council (ICC) will be played on June 16, 18 and 19.

Besides Tendulkar, and Dravid, swashbuckler Virender Sehwag, leggie Anil Kumble, southpaw Yuvraj Singh, off-spinner Harbhajan Singh and paceman Irfan Pathan are expected to feature in the series.

Four of them-Tendulkar, Dravid, Sehwag and Kumble will also appear in a tsunami relief match at Lord's on June 14.

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