ICL connection forces Sachin to skip tie

Sachin Tendulkar will not play in Saturday’s charity Twenty20 match between New Zealand and Australia’s players’ associations after the BCCI objected to the presence of an ICL player in his team.....

Written by Express News Service | Wellington | Published:February 28, 2009 2:28 am

Sachin Tendulkar will not play in Saturday’s charity Twenty20 match between New Zealand and Australia’s players’ associations after the BCCI objected to the presence of an ICL player in his team.

Tendulkar was to represent the NZPA in the match,but the fact that Hamish Marshall was also in the team didn’t go down well with the Indian board. Another Indian cricketer,wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik,was to play for the Australian side,but he too was withdrawn by the Indian team management.

Marshall had played for the Royal Bengal Tigers in the ICL last season. It’s not for the first time the BCCI has prevented its players from being associated with a team which also has ICL players in its ranks.

Last year,VVS Laxman,who was to appear for Nottinghamshire,was also stopped by BCCI to play for the English county because of a similar reason.

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