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NEW DELHI---Ravindra Jadeja has been
recalled to India s squad for the first two Tests
against South Africa.
Jadeja, who has been overlooked for recent
limited-overs squads after being dropped for
Test matches in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka,
was selected in 16-man squad announced yes-
terday following some impressive performances
with bat and ball in the domestic Ranji Trophy
The allrounder took 24 wickets in two games
with his left-arm spin and also scored 91 and
58 in his two innings playing for Saurashtra.
"We ve been watching domestic cricket and
considered a number of players before picking
the teams," chief selector Sandeep Patil said.
"We picked Jadeja considering the kind of
wickets we are supposed to be playing on in
Harbhajan Singh was left out of the squad,
with off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin expect-
ed to lead the slow bowling attack after missing
most of the ongoing limited-overs series against
South Africa with a side strain.
Ishant Sharma, who will have to serve out
a one-Test ban imposed during the Sri Lanka
tour for bad behaviour, has been included in
The four-Test series starts November 5 in
Mohali, with the second test in Bangalore from
November 14. The squad for the third and
fourth tests, in Nagpur and New Delhi starting
November 25 and December 3, wil be
announced during the series.
Meanwhile, Umesh Yadav has been dropped
for the last two ODI games against South Africa
and replaced by left-arm pace bowler Sreenath
South Africa leads the ODI series 2-1 and
also won a preceding three-game Twenty20
series 2-0. India lost the first one-dayer by
five runs and the third by 18 runs despite having
a number of wickets in hand.
"We re concerned and have had detailed
discussions with the team management," Patil
said. "Nobody is happy about losing a game
that we should have won but we still back the
team and the team management." (AP)
NEW DELHI---The International Cricket
Council yesterday withdrew umpire Aleem
Dar of Pakistan from the remainder of the
limited-overs series between India and
South Africa after a group it described as
"extremist" threatened to prevent him from
officiating in the last game in Mumbai.
"Under the present circumstances, it will
be unreasonable to expect from Aleem that
he will be able to perform his duties to the
best of his abilities," the ICC said in a state-
ment. "As such, he has been withdrawn and
his replacement will be announced in due
Dar officiated in the first three games of
the five one day international series which
South Africa leads 2-1 and was also due to
stand in the fourth game in Chennai on
Thursday and in Mumbai on Sunday.
Shiv Sena, which has a strong presence
in Mumbai, has in the past opposed cricketing
ties with Pakistan, which is blamed by India
for terrorist attacks on its soil.
It dug up the pitch at New Delhi s Fer-
ozeshah Kotla Stadium in 1999 ahead of a
Test match against Pakistan though the match
eventually went ahead as scheduled.
Yesterday, BCCI president Shashank
Manohar and Pakistan Cricket Board chair-
man Shahryar Khan were to meet but dozens
of Shiv Sena members barged into the prem-
ises with banners to show their displeasure.
Khan was in Mumbai to pursue India to
honor a Memorandum of Understanding
signed by the two boards this year to play
six series from 2015-2023 with Pakistan host-
ing India for Tests, ODIs and Twenty20s in
the United Arab Emirates in December this
year. Meanwhile, ICC president and former
Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas said he hoped
that bilateral ties between the two neighboring
countries will be resumed.
Both countries have not played a Test
match since India beat Pakistan 1-0 at home
in 2007 though Pakistan did play a one-day
series in India in 2012-13.
Pakistan has hosted just one Test playing
country---Zimbabwe in May this year---since
gunmen attacked the Sri Lanka team bus at
Lahore in 2009. (AP)
Jadeja returns to India squad for Test series
For two Tests: Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan,
Virat Kohli (captain), Cheteshwar Pujara,
Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman
Saha, Lokesh Rahul, Stuart Binny, Ravindra
Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra,
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Varun
Aaron, Ishant Sharma.
For last two ODIs: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar
Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Mahendra
Singh Dhoni (captain), Suresh Raina, Ambati
Rayudu, Axar Patel, Harbhajan Singh, Amit
Mishra, Gurkeerat Singh, Stuart Binny,
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohit Sharma, Sreenath
ICC withdraws umpire Aleem Dar after threat
LONDON---The head of cricket s ruling body
says that "greeny yellow" balls could be used in
test matches when bad light threatens to end
the day s play.
Dave Richardson, chief executive of the Inter-
national Cricket Council, was quoted as telling
yesterday s edition of The Times that a different
colour to the red ball currently used would help
test cricket under floodlights.
A pink ball will be used in the inaugural day-
night test between Australia and New Zealand
starting November 27 in Adelaide.
Richardson says, "Long term, we will probably
end up with a pink or greeny-yellow ball so that
we can play under floodlights, if the different
coloured ball is good enough." A white ball is used
during limited-overs cricket. (AP)
ICC to look at using
in Test matches
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