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Sachin to play exhibition match in UK

The star batsman is looking to resume action by playing in a Twenty20 match for the benefit of Pakistan quake victims.

india Updated: Jun 12, 2006 16:04 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Sachin Tendulkar is looking to resume cricketing action by playing in a Twenty20 exhibition match to be staged at The Oval in London for the benefit of Pakistan quake victims.

Tendulkar, who missed India's current tour of West Indies as he is recovering from a left shoulder injury, said the charity match would be the right vehicle to test himself in a match situation as the pressure would be less.

"The doctors are happy with my progress and hopefully by the Sri Lanka series I should be fit. I'm trying to build up strength and planning to play exhibition games here where there's not much pressure," Tendulkar said on the sidelines of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone circuit on Sunday.

Some other India stars, including captain Rahul Dravid, are slated to take part in the game, scheduled to start from July 10.

Tendulkar, all set to make his international comeback during the tri-series in Sri Lanka in August, said it was unfortunate to miss the Caribbean tour.

"I want to be on the cricket field but it's one of those unfortunate decisions," he said.

Tendulkar has not played since the final Test defeat against England in Mumbai in March. Last year he was sidelined for six months with a tennis elbow injury.

The Indian great said he was still unsure exactly how he acquired his latest injury. "The doctors said I must have fallen on it," he said.

First Published: Jun 12, 2006 16:01 IST

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