ICC Trophy: Gibbs included, Boje omitted
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ICC Trophy: Gibbs included, Boje omitted

So for the time being, Nicky Boje need not worry about interrogation by the Delhi Police.

india Updated: Sep 08, 2006 11:37 IST
Press Trust of India
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Nicky Boje won't need to worry about interrogation by the Delhi Police. He has been left out of the South African squad for the ICC Champions Trophy in India in November-December.

While Boje failed to find a place, Herschelle Gibbs was included in the 14-member squad announced by the South African selectors on Friday.

The biennial event is to be played from October 7 to November 5.

The names of Gibbs and Boje were mentioned in the course of the match-fixing investigation by the Delhi Police who busted the scandal in 2000 after tapping phone conversations of late South African captain Hansie Cronje.

Both the players, who twice refused to visit India fearing arrests, expressed their keenness to tour this time and had agreed to meet the investigating authorities with their lawyers.

Robin Petersen is the lone specialist spinner in the squad that will see the return of Graeme Smith as captain.

"With several of our key players needing to pass fitness tests before they can be considered for selection, we had little choice but to select a larger than usual squad," selectors' convenor Haroon Lorgat said in a statement.

First Published: Sep 08, 2006 10:58 IST