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BCCI says it was aware of Sehwag's injury

Breaking it's silence over the controversy surrounding Virender Sehwag's injury, the BCCI on Thursday came out in defence of the dashing opener by saying that it was aware of his shoulder injury before the Twenty20 World Cup squad was picked.

cricket Updated: Jun 11, 2009 19:00 IST

Breaking it's silence over the controversy surrounding Virender Sehwag's injury, the BCCI on Thursday came out in defence of the dashing opener by saying that it was aware of his shoulder injury before the Twenty20 World Cup squad was picked.

The BCCI said that it hoped Sehwag would recover before the tournament got underway but the injury aggravated in London which ruled him out of the Twenty20 World Cup.

Media and Finance Committee Chairman Rajiv Shukla said the BCCI knew about a "minor" Grade I tear in Sehwag's shoulder but the extent of his injury was clear only in London.

"The fitness report was submitted by the physio and it was suggested that Sehwag had minor injury which will heal in two or three days, so keeping that in mind he was picked in the squad," Shukla said.

"But when the test was done in London it was discovered that there was an additional tear in his shoulder so treatment was done by giving him injections. But when the test was done a second time, there was no improvement so it was decided to send a replacement for him," he added.