Dravid's successor to be named on 18th

Published: Friday, September 14, 2007, 0:00 [IST]
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Dilip Vengsarkar and Niranjan shah

Bangalore: After India skipper Rahul Dravid's unexpected decision to relinquish captaincy, the national selectors have convened an emergency meeting on September 18 to select the new skipper for the upcoming home series against Australia that will feature seven ODIs.

The selectors will also name the India 'A' team for the three-match ODI series against South Africa 'A'.

Meanwhile, BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah reportedly told the media that efforts could be made to persuade Dravid to rethink his decision.

"We all like Dravid because he has done well for the Indian team. The (BCCI) President has spoken to him and the selection committee will also speak to him. Players at a certain age decide for themselves. We all like to see him as a captain again," Shah is reported to have said.

However BCCI joint secretary MP Pandove reminded that the question of Dravid's resignation as skipper does not arise since he was appointed captain only till the England series.

"There is no question of accepting his resignation. Dravid has fulfilled a term that was allotted to him and the Board, in any case, would have had to make a fresh announcement," Pandove told to a cricket website.


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