Sachin unlikely to tour Bangladesh for tri-series

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New Delhi, May 28 (UNI) As India's batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar nears the last phase of his career, he looks to save his best for the best and is unlikely to play in the upcoming tri-series against Pakistan and Bangladesh.

''I shall not be surprised if he opts out of the tour,'' a senior BCCI official told cricket365.

According to the highly placed source close to the BCCI, ''Tendulkar will convey his unavailability for the tri-nation series to chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar or Board secretary Niranjan Shah, or the selectors will advise him to have a break from top flight cricket.'' The source added, 'It is not that Tendulkar is unfit, but considering the amount of cricket to be played in months to come, he should not tour Bangladesh.

''We have not conveyed to the selectors to choose a young team but the senior players may not find favour,'' he said.

As per the format of the tri-series, the selected players can only hope to play a maximum of three matches.

However, Tendulkar will be back for the Asia Cup in Pakistan in June and July.

The Indian team will leave for Bangladesh on June 8 and will play their first match against Pakistan on June 10.

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