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Srinath bats for Ganguly, says ex-skipper's career far from over

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Srinagar, May 3 (UNI) Even as former cricket captain Sourav Ganguly is struggling hard to regain his place in Team India, former fast bowler Javagal Srinath today came in support of the Prince of Kolkata, saying his international career was not finished yet and should take a break from the game to stage a comeback.

''Ganguly's career is not over yet. He should take a break from cricket and then come back fresh,'' Srinath told reporters here at the conclusion of the two-day trials for fast bowlers.

''In present day's set-up, doors cannot be shut on anyone,'' he added.

Srinath also said leg spinner Anil Kumble should be considered for the next year's World Cup.

''Kumble has an important role to play and a lot to contribute in one-day games for India. I think he should be an integral part of the Team India for the 2007 World Cup in West Indies based on his performance,'' he added.

Srinath along with MRF Pace Foundation chief coach T A Sekhar were here for two days as part of the camp to hunt for genuine fast bowlers from Jammu and Kashmir.

About the players' burn-out due to excessive cricket, he said cricketers between the age group 23 to 28 years could play any number of games.

''The rotation policy of the Indian team management is working for the cricketers at the moment and it would help in reducing the players burn-out. At that age, it does not affect the players too much,'' Srinath added.

However, he refused to comment on his appointment as the match referee by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

''I will not comment on that,'' Srinath said.

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