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Tendulkar's fitness test on May 23

Master blaster will be put to grind in Mumbai, a day before selection of the Test squad.

india Updated: May 18, 2006 19:26 IST

The suspense on whether Sachin Tendulkar would be fit enough to play the Test series against the West Indies would end on May 23 when the master batsman will undergo a fitness test in Mumbai.

"Tendulkar would undergo the fitness test on May 23 and in all probability at the Mumbai Cricket Association's Bandra-Kurla complex ground," BCCI sources said.

"The test would take place in the presence of Andrew Leipus (former physio of Indian cricket team who is overseeing Tendulkar's progress in the absence of incumbent John Gloster) and selection committee chairman Kiran More," the sources said.

The champion batsman is recuperating after a shoulder surgery that he underwent in London in late March and is at present training and practising at Chennai's MRF academy.

Tendulkar's fitness test is to be held a day before the national selection committee meets in Mumbai to name the squad for the four-Test series in the West Indies commencing June 2, 2006.

Tendulkar is scheduled to leave for London the same night the Test team is chosen to consult Dr Andrew Wallace who performed the surgery.

First Published: May 18, 2006 18:51 IST