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Yusuf Pathan, Ojha new faces in 15-man squad for tri-series

India on Friday named uncapped pair Yusuf Pathan and Pragyan Ojha in a 15-man squad for a one-day tri-series in Bangladesh and the Asia Cup in Pakistan next month.
Pathan, 25, the elder brother of left-arm seamer Irfan Pathan, is a hard-hitting batsman and off-spinner who was part of India's World Cup winning Twenty-20 squad in South Africa in September. Ojha, a 21-year-old from Hyderabad, is widely regarded as the country's best young left-arm spinner and forced his way into the national squad after a successful domestic season.
Pathan replaces star batsman Sachin Tendulkar, who opted out of both tournaments to recover from a groin injury in time for the Test and one-day tour of Sri Lanka from mid-July. Ojha comes in for Harbhajan Singh, the off-spinner who was banned for five one-dayers after being found guilty of slapping national team-mate Shanthakumaran Sreesanth during a domestic match last month.
The selectors once again ignored veterans Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid as they continued to look ahead to the next World Cup in 2011. Ganguly and Dravid, both aged 35, are two of the seven batsmen in the world to have scored more than 10,000 one-day runs.
Left-hand batsman Suresh Raina, 21, who last played a one-dayer in January 2007, pipped reserve wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthick for the last batting slot. Seamer Rudra Pratap Singh returns to the squad after missing India's one-day engagement in Australia in March when Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men defeated the hosts 2-0 in the tri-series finals.
The tri-series in Bangladesh, also featuring Pakistan, will be played in Dhaka from June 8-14 with each side playing the other once in the league before the final.
Pakistan will host the six-nation Asia Cup from June 24-July 6. The other teams are Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, the United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong. India Team: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan, Piyush Chawla, Pragyan Ojha, Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, Rudra Pratap Singh, Ishant Sharma, Praveen Kumar.

Tendulkar ruled out of tri-series and Asia Cup

India's ace batsman Sachin Tendulkar will miss a limited-overs tri-series in Bangladesh and the Asia Cup in Pakistan due to a persistent groin injury, the Indian cricket board said Thursday.
Niranjan Shah, secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, said Tendulkar will not be considered when the team is selected Friday.
"Tendulkar is not available for the tri-series and the Asia Cup. He has not recovered sufficiently from a groin injury," Press Trust of India quoted Shah as saying in Mumbai. Tendulkar missed two Test matches against South Africa last month after his groin injury flared up during the opening Test match. He then took an extended rest before returning to play in a domestic Twenty20 tournament.
Pakistan will the third team in the tri-series in Bangladesh scheduled for June 8-14. The Asia Cup, from June 24-July 6 in Pakistan, involves the host nation, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates.

BCCI bans Harbhajan for five one-dayers

India bowler Harbhajan Singh was barred for five one-day internationals on Wednesday for slapping a team-mate and warned of a life ban if he steps out of line again.
The off-spinner, 27, will miss next month's triangular one-day series in Bangladesh and initial matches of the Asia Cup in Pakistan following the decision by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). He had already been handed an 11-match ban from a domestic Twenty20 tournament after his attack during the event on Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, who was left in tears.
Harbhajan admitted his guilt and assured the committee there would not be any misconduct in the future, the statement added. The incident in Mohali last month left Sreesanth weeping inconsolably in full view of television cameras. Harbhajan later apologised to his India team-mate.
He was banned for three Tests earlier this year after being found guilty of making racist remarks against Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds, but was let off with a fine following an appeal to the International Cricket Council.
The BCCI also warned Sreesanth, saying it would take "appropriate decision" if the fast bowler did not improve his on-field behaviour.

Nanavati submits report on Mohali incident

The Sudhir Nanavati commission, appointed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India to probe the incident of Harbhajan Singh slapping Sreesanth, Tuesday submitted his report to the Board’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) at Mumbai. The report will be submitted to Board president Sharad Pawar, who is also the chairman of the three-member Board’s disciplinary committee, president-elect Shashank Manohar and Chirayu Amin being the other members. The committee will decide on the quantum of punishment for Harbhajan.
"I have submitted my report to Board’s CAO Ratnakar Shetty and now it is for the disciplinary committee to decide," Nanavati told reporters after submitting the 14-page report.
Harbhajan has already been banned from Indian Premier League after match referee Farokh Enginner found him guilty of slapping Sreesanth after going through the tapes of the controversial match between Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians. Nanavati, who was given 15 days to complete the investigation, in his initial reaction after seeing the tapes stated he was shocked by what he had seen.

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India, or BCCI, is the governing body for cricket in India. This is India's richest sporting body. The President of BCCI is Sharad Pawar (elected 29 November, 2005). Niranjan Shah is the secretary.
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January 2008

"Bollyline controversy", Australian media.

Victory for cricket
BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla on the removal of Bucknor. Jan 8 Let's worry about playing in the middle, performing well, and if you lose so be it
McGrath stands up for Bucknor and Australia. Jan 8 Bucknor has gone on too long
Harold 'Dickie' Bird Unfair allegation of racism against our Indian player is wholly unacceptable
BCCI president Sharad Pawar. Jan 7 We tried our best to defuse the situation but their collective behaviour through the game and then, the unwarranted racial slur on Harbhajan led to this
An Indian player. Jan 7 There's been no sledging
Andrew Symonds, who initiated the angry exchange, in Herald Sun. Jan 7 I am satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt that Harbhajan Singh directed that word at Andrew Symonds
Mike Procter, the match referee decides. Jan 6 Only one team was playing in the spirit of the game
Anil Kumble, post-match press conference. Jan 6, 7:30pm I think it's fair to say that there were a few mistakes made but I am not going comment anything more as it might get me in trouble
Ricky Ponting after his team's record-equalling 16th straight Test win. Jan 6, 6:45 pm Bastards
Brad Hogg, directed at Kumble and batting partner Mahendra Singh Dhoni, during the second test at Sydney

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