Sidhu quits Indian touring team

Sidhu quits Indian touring team

Post by Kavish33 » Tue, 28 May 1996 04:00:00

Thanks:: Reuter

      MANCHESTER, England, May 27 (Reuter) - Opener Navjot Sidhu decided
to quit India's tour of England on Monday.

    Sidhu announced his immediate retirement from international cricket as
a result of a fall-out with the Indian management.
      Indian team manager Sandeep Patil said he was making strenuous
efforts to get Sidhu to reconsider.

    Patil said: ``I am surprised that he has decided to retire, but we are
not forwarding his retirement letter to the Indian Cricket Board until we
have had a chance to sit down with him tonight when we reach Chelmsford
(for their next match against Essex).

    Sidhu said: ``My dignity would be compromised if I carried on with
this Indian team.''

    He was omitted for the third and final one-day match against England
at Old Trafford where India were beaten by four wickets on Monday, losing
the rain-hit series 2-0.

10:51 05-27-96