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India Test team to be announced on October 1

Published: Monday, September 29, 2008, 12:03 [IST]
 
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Mumbai: Indian team for the first two Test against Australia will be selected on October 1 by the newly formed selection committee.

"Test team for the first two Tests is to be announced on October 1. It is likely to be in Mumbai but there is also a possibility that it will be done by linking up the selectors through a tele-conference," BCCI sources said.

Major reasom cited for having tele-conference to choose the team because the camp for the Indian players has already began at Bangalore and Anil Kumble, who is expected to chosen to leave the team, may not be in a position to attend the meeting, sources said.

The high profile series between India and Australia is to commence at India's garden city, Bangalore on October 9.

It is the first meeting of the newly formed selection panel with former India captain Krish Srikkanth at the helm.

The other members of the panel, appointed at the board's AGM here on September 27, are Yashpal Sharma, Narendra Hirwani, Raja Venkat and Surendra Bhave.

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