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.