New faces likely for Bangladesh tour: Shah

Updated: 31 May 2008 10:27 IST

The BCCI is not to give any directive to the selection panel on the composition of the Indian team for the June 8-14 triangular series in Bangladesh.

Mumbai:

The Cricket Board is not to give any directive to the national selection panel on the composition of the Indian team to be chosen for the June 8-14 triangular series in Bangladesh even though BCCI feels it's an ideal event for experiments.

"There's going to be no directive, but this tournament seems ideal to take some risk by including new players in the team," BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah said on Wednesday ahead of the selection of the squads for Bangladesh and the subsequent Asia Cup late next month in Pakistan.

The selectors are to meet on Friday to pick the members of the two teams.

Speculations are already on about the chances of seniors like Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid, who were omitted for the previous tri-series that India played in Australia, being inducted into the squads.

Asked about news reports that Sachin Tendulkar may not be available for the short visit to Bangladesh, the BCCI secretary said that the selection panel chief (Dilip Vengsarkar) would be the one in the know of these things.

The master batsman missed the second and third home Tests against South Africa and the first seven IPL ties for his team Mumbai Indians because of a groin injury.

Shah also said that if need be the IPL team franchise physiotherapists' reports could be asked for in case of doubt about the fitness of a few players who got injured during the tournament.

Topics : Cricket Bangladesh
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