Men in Blue leave for Guwahati to play first ODI against Pak

November 14th, 2007 - 8:26 am ICT by admin  
Security has been beefed up in Guwahati and security forces are alert to contain any challenge.

The team members are: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Gautam Gambhir, Virendra Sehwag, Rabin Uthappa, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Irfan Pathan, Praveen Kumar, Zaheer Khan, R P Singh, Sreesanth, Harbhajan Singh and Murali Karthik.

The manager of the team, Lal Chand Rajput, bowling coach Venkatesh Prasad and fielding coach Rabin Singh are also accompanying the team.

After imposition of emergency in Pakistan, Nasim Ashraf, the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, clarified that the development will not have any bearing on the team’s current visit to India.

“The imposition of emergency will not affect our team’s tour of India in any way,” Ashraf told The News.

“Our team will remain in India and I’m confident that the players will give their best in the series,” he added.

Second match of the series will be played at Mohali on November 8, third will be played at Kanpur on November 11, fourth at Gwalior on November 15 and fifth match will be played in Jaipur on November 18. (ANI)

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