Mumbai, Mar 28: IPL franchise Mumbai Indians have rubbished reports regarding their captain Sachin Tendulkar is unlikely to feature in the upcoming IPL 5 season.
Rumours suggest that Sachin Tendulkar would miss the tournament due to an old toe injury, which has resurfaced and might need surgery.
Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians have said that Sachin will be part of their camp in a few days from now. Sachin is currently in London for a routine check-up of his toe.
"Mumbai Indians captain Sachin Tendulkar will be joining the in-progress camp at Wankhede Stadium from 31st March 2012 and is fully available for the entire IPL season 5. Sachin, is in UK to consult his doctor and will be back in India to join the camp from 31st March", Spokesperson, Mumbai Indians.
Tendulkar's Mumbai Indians, last year's runner-up will take on defending champions Chennai Super Kings at the M A Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on April 4.
Tendulkar, who recently reached the milestone of scoring 100 international centuries during the Asia cup, also missed BCCI-organised felicitation function of the retired batsman Rahul Dravid on Tuesday near his resindence near here as he had already left for London.
Sachin had suffered an injury to his toe almost a decade ago. It came back to haunt him last September and upset his plans to play the ODI series in England after suffering a whitewash in the Test series and a dismal ODI series.