Ganapathy replaces Mithun in India A team

Updated: Jun 02, 2010, 22:22 PM IST

Mumbai: Tamil Nadu all-rounder Chandrasekar Ganapathy will replace Karnataka speedstar Abhimanyu Mithun in the India `A` team that is currently on a month-long tour of England.

Mithun was recently sent to Zimbabwe as a replacement for his senior state-mate R Vinay Kumar, who suffered a knee injury ahead of India`s game against Sri Lanka in the tri-nation cricket series in Bulawayo.

"The All-India Senior Selection Committee has picked C Ganapathy (right-handed batsman and paceman) as Abhimanyu Mithun`s replacement, in the India `A` team that is presently touring the UK," BCCI secretary N Srinivasan said in a release.

The Indian team will start its tour with a three-day match against Yorkshire at Headingley Carnegie from June 5-7.

It will then play three three-day matches and two one-dayers against Scotland before a double-leg tri-series, featuring West Indies `A` and the English Lions.