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Sachin, Jaffer, Zaheer to play Ranji Trophy

The trio will play for Mumbai in the last round of the league matches after return.

india Updated: Dec 27, 2006 13:50 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Sachin Tendulkar, Wasim Jaffer and Zaheer Khan will turn out for Mumbai in the last round of Ranji Trophy league matches after their return from the South African tour.

The three, currently playing the second cricket Test against the Proteas at Durban, will represent Mumbai against Maharashtra in the sixth Elite Group 'B' match to be played at Nasik from January 10-13, Mumbai Cricket Association Treasurer Ratnakar Shetty said in Mumbai on Wednesday.

The South African tour ends with the third Test scheduled for January 2-6 in Cape Town. India currently lead the series 1-0.

Chairman of the Mumbai selection panel, Dilip Vengsarkar, who is presently with the Indian team in South Africa, talked to the three players in this regard and they agreed, Shetty said.

Mumbai, who are yet to earn a point from their first three matches, will also be bolstered by the inclusion of Ajit Agarkar for the Ranji Trophy fifth round.

The paceman will take the field against Rajasthan at Mumbai from January 2-5.

First Published: Dec 27, 2006 13:50 IST