Monday, January 17, 2011

Indian WC squad to be picked on January 17 !!!

The final 15-member Indian squad for the forthcoming ICC Cricket World Cup in the sub-continent will be picked by the national senior selection panel on January 17.

"The selection committee is to pick the World Cup squad on the 17th at Chennai," a Cricket Board source said on Friday.

The selection panel, with Krishnamachari Srikkanth at the helm, has picked a preliminary squad of 30 members for the mega event, and the list would be pruned to the required number as per ICC regulations for the tournament.

The World Cup is to be held in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh from February 19-April 2. India are placed in Group B in the preliminary phase along with co-hosts Bangladesh, England, South Africa, West Indies, Ireland and Netherlands.

India and Bangladesh will kick off the tournament in the latter's backyard - at the Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.

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