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After 'mystery' camp it's time for a 'roll' call

BCCI has shortlisted 16 players for a rolling camp to be held in Bangalore ahead of team selection for the tri-series in Malaysia.

india Updated: Sep 09, 2006 13:40 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

BCCI has shortlisted 16 players for a "rolling camp" ahead of the tri-series in Malaysia for which the national selectors will choose the squad in Mumbai on September 3.

The list includes all 15 members of the squad that visited Sri Lanka for an aborted tri-series recently plus Punjab pace bowler VRV Singh, board sources said.

The camp is to be held in batches of 5-5-6 in Bangalore from August 30 to September 6, the sources said.

"The players in the last (phase of the) camp, if selected, will then go to Chennai with other members of the Malaysia-bound squad to play two practice matches there on September 8 and 9 before the team departs for the tri-series on September 9 evening," the sources added.

The triangular event in Kuala Lumpur featuring India, Australia and the West Indies would be played between September 12 and 24.

The "rolling" camp schedule is:

August 30 and 31: Ajit Agarkar, Yuvraj Singh, Irfan Pathan, Ramesh Powar and Mohd Kaif.

September 2 to 4: Munaf Patel, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Rudra Pratap Singh, Suresh Raina and Shantakumaran Sreesanth.

September 5 and 6: Rahul Dravid, Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh, Dinesh Mongia and VRV Singh.

First Published: Aug 28, 2006 19:05 IST