India call up Manoj Tiwari as cover for Yuvraj

Published: Tuesday, January 29, 2008, 3:35 [IST]
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New Delhi: Manoj Tiwari has been added to Indian squad for the upcoming Commonwealth Bank ODI series in Australia as cover for injured middle-order batsman Yuvraj Singh,  a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) statement said here today.

The Chairman of Selectors, Dilip Vengsarkar and BCCI Secretary Niranjan Shah spoke to Sanjay Jagdale, Bhupinder Singh, M S Dhoni, Chetan Chauhan and the two selectors who are presently in Australia, V Raju and Ranjib Biswal, before deciding to send Tiwari as replacement for Yuvraj Singh,  who is nursing a knee injury and will be examined by an orthopedic surgeon in Melbourne tomorrow.

He will miss India's opening match of the Commomwealth Bank tri-series against Australia on February 3 but is slated to be fit for the second ODI against Sri Lanka on February 5.


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