England Twenty20 captain Stuart Broad admitted Sunday that he will sit out the rest of the West Indies tour to rest a knee injury.
Sachin Tendulkar`s wish to play his 200th and final Test on his home ground here is all set to be granted when the BCCI`s Programmes and Fixtures committee meets on Tuesday to chalk out the detailed schedule of next month`s West Indies tour.
M V Sridhar was on Wednesday appointed manager of the Indian cricket team for the tri-series in the West Indies starting June 28.
Peter Forrest, who notched up his first century in the fifty over format for Australia is likely to be included in Oz squad for the WI tour.
The fifth edition of the IPL will be the longest and will clash with Australia`s tour of the Caribbean and the West Indies trip to England.
The Indian football team suffered their second successive defeat of the Caribbean tour when they went down 1-2 to Guyana in an international friendly at the National Stadium on Thursday.
The Kolkata duo of yed Rahim Nabi and Mehtab Hussain is understood to have had some visa issues and will travel to the Caribbean only on Monday.
The Indian football team will leave for the West Indies tour on Saturday morning with a stopover in riot-hit London where the Indian High Commission will make arrangements for their security.
Kolkata`s historic Eden Gardens will host three international games during the twin home series against England and the West Indies.
Even as Fletcher joins the likes of Tendulkar, Warne in heaping praise on Rohit Sharma, purists only hope that it`s not again just a case of false dawn.
Pace spearhead Zaheer Khan and swing bowler S Sreesanth have been ruled out of the Test series in the West Indies due to injuries.
With India`s young guns blazing in the Caribbeans, it has been a rather frustrating experience for dashing all-rounder Yusuf Pathan.
West Indies skipper Darren Sammy blamed the defeat against India on playing too many dot balls.
New India coach Duncan Fletcher said he was looking forward to developing the young talent in an untried side who will tour West Indies.
Zaheer Khan says the upcoming tour to West Indies would be a good opportunity for the youngsters to cement their place in the national squad.
Basking in the glory of Chennai Super Kings` second successive IPL triumph Murali Vijay, said he would now aim to carry his fine form into India`s Test series against the West Indies.
Set for his big break at the international stage, TN batsman Abhinav Mukund says his temperament will be his biggest strength during the WI tour.
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