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Sehwag must pass fitness test: BCCI

BCCI secretary said that the condition of vice-captain was 'very promising', but he still had to pass a full net session to be available for inclusion.
None | By Indo-Asian News Service, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2006 08:28 PM IST

Opener Virender Sehwag's participation in the first one-day international against England in his home city here Tuesday hinges on his participation in and passing a full net session on Sunday.

BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah said in a statement Saturday that the condition of vice-captain Sehwag, who had back spasm during the third Test against England in Mumbai, was "very promising".

"Sehwag has significantly improved with respect to his back injury. He is confident of being available for the first ODI vs England," said Shah.

"However, his inclusion will depend upon participating and passing a full net session tomorrow (Sunday) with the squad. His clinical signs are presently very promising," he added.

Sehwag scored six in the first innings and did not field in England's second innings in Mumbai. He batted at No. 7 in the second innings and failed to score as England won the match by 212 runs to draw the three-Test series 1-1.

Sehwag had also missed the second Test against Sri Lanka in December.

About leg-spinner Anil Kumble's problem with his knee, Shah said it has improved.

"Anil's left knee has improved and he reports to have much reduced swelling and pain with full movement," he said.

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