Indian national cricket team selectors will declare the Indian squad for the coming ICC Cricket World Cup Wrest Indies 2007 by the February 13. The selectors will take the ongoing series against
The Indian cricket board hinted yesterday that national selectors could select the 15-man squad for the Cricket World Cup in the
Caribbeanon February 11 or 12.
Niranjan Shah, the Indian cricket board secretary, said national selectors would decide on a date for the meeting to choose the squad, when they met on Saturday to choose the squad for the four-match one-day international series against
. Sri Lanka
"The selectors, who are to meet in Mumbai on February 3 to pick the team for the
series, will decide on the date and the venue [for the meeting to pick the World Cup squad], either Sri Lanka or Mumbai," Shah was quoted as saying. Rajkot
This means selectors will use the last match of the current four-match ODI series against the
West Indies, along with the first two matches of the series, to have a last look at players. Sri Lanka
It is also expected that the squad selected for the last two ODIs against the Sri Lankans in
Goaand Vishakapatnam will be the core of the squad that will travel to the Caribbeanfor the event that bowls off March 13. lead their current four-match ODI series against the India West Indies2-1, with the final game scheduled to be played here on Wednesday.
There is news that Tom Moody has expressed his disinterest to be the next coach of the Australian cricket team. He is now more interested to concentrate on the upcoming world cup cricket. The report said:
coach Tom Moody has withdrawn from the race to succeed John Buchanan as Sri Lanka 's next coach, leaving Tim Nielsen as the likely candidate for the job. Australia
Moody, a former Australia Test and one-day international player, was interviewed by Cricket Australia but told them he was not interested in the position.
"I just felt the timing wasn't right," Moody said.
"I had to think long and hard about it but from a personal point of view it wasn't right and I wanted to let Cricket
know as soon as possible." Australia
is my main focus and this had started to become a bit of a distraction to myself and the team, which is the last thing it needs in the countdown to the World Cup," he said. Sri Lanka
"It was a bit unfair on the team and my employers because my focus at the moment has to be on preparing the side for the World Cup."
Buchanan is standing down as Australia coach after this year's World Cup in the Caribbean with Nielsen, head coach at Australia's Centre of Excellence, regarded as the favourite to replace him.
This would be the first world cup for Tom Moody as a coach, so it is better to think about his team