India ODI team to be picked on Jan 20
The squad for the tri-series in Australia starting on Feb 3 as well as for the T20 match, will be picked in Mumbai.cricket Updated: Jan 13, 2008 12:20 IST
The Indian squad for the one-day tri-series in Australia commencing on February 3 as well as for the one-off Twenty20 International against the hosts scheduled on February 1 will be picked in Mumbai on January 20. "The squad is to be picked on January 20 in Mumbai," BCCI's chief Administrative Officer Prof Ratnakar Shetty said.
The date coincides with the last day of the third India-Australia Test at Perth's WACA ground as well as the final day of the Ranji Trophy final at the Wankhede Stadium here between Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.
Only three out of five selectors, including chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar, would be physically present in Mumbai to pick the squad while two other members of the committee Venkatapathy Raju and Ranjib Biswal - would be in Australia and are expected to interact with their colleagues via a teleconference.
Meanwhile, BCCI's Joint Secretary Mahendra Pandove is also set to leave for Australia tomorrow for a two-week stay Down Under. Pandove is going there as a senior office bearer of the BCCI Shetty said.