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Tendulkar likely to miss Caribbean ODI tour

Sachin Tendulkar may miss the forthcoming cricket tour of the West Indies as he feels he is yet to regain full fitness, it's reliably learnt in Nottingham on Tuesday.

cricket Updated: Jun 16, 2009 18:24 IST

Sachin Tendulkar may miss the forthcoming cricket tour of the West Indies as he feels he is yet to regain full fitness, it's reliably learnt in Nottingham on Tuesday.

According to sources, Tendulkar, who is recovering from a finger injury, has conveyed to the selectors that he is still not entirely 100 per cent fit and would like to skip the one-day series, the first of the four matches beginning on June 26.

Tendulkar had revealed towards the latter part of the Indian Premier League last month that the finger injury he had sustained during the Test series in New Zealand in April was actually not a bruise but a hairline fracture.

The star bastman is presently in London with his family, as is chief selector Krish Srikkanth and Raja Venkat, selector from East Zone. The BCCI Secretary N Srinivasan is joining them in England on Tuesday.

It is not yet clear when the team for the West Indies is to be announced but sources indicate it could be by tomorrow, a day after India's campaign in the Twenty20 World Cup gets over at Nottingham.

Left-arm paceman Zaheer Khan may also be unavailable for the tour and lack of fitness could be cited as the reason for it.