BCCI to announce Twenty20 Cup squad on July 7

Published: Monday, July 2, 2007, 23:53 [IST]
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Mumbai:The 30 probables for the inaugural World Twenty20 Championship to be held in South Africa in September will be picked by the selection committee here on July 7, the Board of Control for Cricket in India said.

The selectors, headed by Dilip Vengsarkar, will pick the probables for the Twenty20 World Championship along with the India 'A' team for its tour of Zimbabwe and Kenya, BCCI chief administrative officer Ratnakar Shetty said.

The list of probables will have to be pruned to 14 names for the tournament in South Africa, a month before the event's commencement on Sept 11.

The 'A' tour to Zimbabwe and Kenya will commence later this month and a coach and manager for the squad will also have to be chosen.

Meanwhile, Shetty said the selection process for the coach of the Indian team is yet to start though a system has already been put in place.

''We will follow the system,'' said Shetty, adding that no candidate has been identified for the job as yet.

However, the names of former Australian cricketer John Dyson plus a few others are doing the rounds without the BCCI acknowledging that these persons are in the running for the high-profile job.

India does not have a coach since the exit of former Australia captain Greg Chappell after the team's disastrous outing in the World Cup in March.

As a stop-gap arrangement, BCCI has appointed former Test captain and middle-order batsman Chandu Borde as cricket manager on the team's current tour of the United Kingdom.

BCCI President Sharad Pawar said in London on Friday that the Board is now looking for another foreign coach, but there is no time frame for taking a decision in this regard.


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