June 3rd, 2006

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India to play three Tests, five ODIs in South Africa

India will play Tests in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town on their tour of South Africa from November 14, the Indian board said.

The tourists will play five ODIs in Centurion, Durban, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg before the three-Test series.

The board also released the schedule of a one-day tri-series in Sri Lanka, featuring India, South Africa and the hosts, to be played from August 14 to 29.

India’s tour of South Africa: November 16: Tour match (day/night), Benoni. Nov 19: First One-day International, Centurion. Nov 22: Second One-day International (d/n), Durban. Nov 26: Third One-day International, Cape Town. Nov 29: Fourth One-day International (d/n), Port Elizabeth. December 3: Fifth One-day International, Johannesburg. Dec 7-10: Four-day tour match, Potchefstroom. Dec 15-19: First Test, Johannesburg. Dec 26-30: Second Test, Durban. January 2-6, 2007: Third Test, Cape Town.

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Irfan Pathan:Rested, not dropped

irfan_pathanIrfan Pathan was not ‘dropped’. He has been ‘rested’.

This was what Indian team manager Ravi Savant told mediapersons when asked about the team selection for the first Test, in which Pathan and off-spinner Harbhajan were not included.

‘Irfan Pathan and Harbhajan Singh have been with the one-day squad as well - they have been rested.’

When asked rested for what, he replied, ‘For the Champions Trophy (to be played in India in Oct-Nov) and the World Cup (to be played next year).’

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