BCCI selectors to pick Test squad today

Published: Monday, March 17, 2008, 3:35 [IST]
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Bangalore: Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, Rudra Pratap Singh, Yuvraj Singh and Agarkar were among those, who underwent the fitness test under NCA Director Dav Whatmore ahead of team selection for the forthcoming three-Test home series against South Africa.

Vengsarkar-led selection committee were expected to witness Central Zone-North Zone Deodhar Trophy tie here at the Chinnaswamy Stadium before sitting for selection.

The BCCI had made it mandatory for the Test players, who were off the field for over a month, to undergo a fitness test in the National Cricket Academy (NCA).

Meanwhile the board had informed selectors that Harbhajan and Tendulkar are fit and should be considered for selection despite the duo having not turned to NCA to get their fitness assessed.

"Tendulkar and Harbhajan have informed the board that they are fit, and it was obvious to us during the Australia tour that they were injury-free. The duo doesn't have to get a clearence from the NCA," BCCI sources confirmed.

The committee earlier had deferred the selection that was slated on March 9 since the members wanted to scrutinise the fitness of the players in the ongoing Deodhar trophy.


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