7 jULY:The Cricket Board has said it has not received any intimation from India’s ODI captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni to exclude him from the Sri Lanka-bound squad.
The BCCI was reacting to media reports which claimed that Dhoni was set to pull out of the Sri Lanka tour as he was tired of playing non-stop cricket.
India are scheduled to play three Tests and five One Day Internationals during the tour of Sri Lanka to be held from 18th July to 29th August."He was in the same flight with me from Karachi but he did not say anything at all," BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah said."If at all there is anything, we will know tomorrow," Shah said.
The selectors will meet in Mumbai on Tuesday to pick the squad for the Sri Lanka tour, besides naming a list of 30 probables for the Champions Trophy.Dhoni has been critical of the hectic Asia Cup schedule and the Team India captain found support in coach Gary Kirsten, who also felt that Dhoni was feeling tired and needed a break.
After Sunday’s defeat in the Asia Cup final in Karachi, Dhoni was asked to clarify if he was pulling out of the Sri Lanka tour.The ODI captain, however, evaded a direct answer and said things would be clear in the next couple of days. Courtsey: DD NEWS