Mumbai, Sep 20 (UNI) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) did an about turn by naming S Badrinath as replacement for Sachin Tendulkar in the Rest of India squad for the Irani Trophy.
Tendulkar had earlier pulled out from the Rest of India team for the Irani Trophy tie against Ranji Trophy champions Delhi to be held at Vadodara from September 24-28, on medical grounds.
''Badrinath is to replace Tendulkar,'' said BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah, when queried on the issue.
Earlier chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar had said Tendulkar was still experiencing some slight stiffness in his injured elbow and has been advised by National Cricket Academy physio Paul Close to skip the match which is touted as selection trials for the upcoming series against Australia.
Vengsarkar said the choice of selectors was Badrinath who led India 'A' team in the two-match series of four-day ties against Australia 'A' and the subsequent limited overs series against the same opponents.
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