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Kumble to play in Hong Kong Sixes

The leg-spinner will play in Hong Kong's International Sixes tournament in October, which will also feature Virender Sehwag.

cricket Updated: Sep 06, 2007 20:56 IST

India's record Test wicket-taker Anil Kumble will star at Hong Kong's International Sixes tournament later this year, organisers said on Thursday, but Australian legend Shane Warne is still in doubt.

Kumble, whose leg-spin has taken 566 Test wickets in a lengthy career, will be joined by compatriot Virender Sehwag, all-rounder Shahid Afridi from Pakistan, and Zimbabwe paceman Heath Streak.

Another four international players, possibly to include Warne, will be announced in the run-up to the two-day tournament which begins in Hong Kong on October 27, a spokesman for the event told reporters.

Previous reports have said Warne is likely to play, and his brother and manager Jason Warne was in Hong Kong on Thursday to try and finalise negotiations, a spokesman for the event said.

Warne, who took a record 708 wickets in 145 Test matches, is currently captain of county side Hampshire and recently fractured a rib playing for them.