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Team India to head Down Under

With the proposed series against WI shelved after Canada's refusal, BCCI is toying with the idea of playing a tri-series.

india Updated: Jul 28, 2006 11:00 IST

With the proposed series against the West Indies in Canada being shelved, the Indian Cricket Board is toying with the idea of playing a tri-series ahead of the Champions Trophy in September.

The BCCI has received a proposal from Cricket Australia who are said to be eager to host a tri-series involving West Indies as the third team.

If the proposal comes off, the tri-series will be held in September as a build up to the Champions Trophy to be hosted by India in October-November, BCCI sources said on Wednesday.

Brisbane, Perth and Darwin are the three venues that have been shortlisted for the triangular tournament.

BCCI has also received proposals from some other boards who are willing to fill in the gap left by Canada which had expressed its inability to host India and West Indies citing the short time available for them to prepare the grounds.

The Indian cricket team is slated to play a tri-series in Sri Lanka with South Africa as the third team in August.