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India's cricket board decides against sending teenage pace bowler to South Africa

India's cricket board decides against sending teenage pace bowler to South Africa

Just a few hours after teenage pace bowler Ishant Sharma was chosen to fly to South Africa to join the Indian cricket team, the country's cricket board put the decision on hold, a board official said Wednesday.
Sharma, 18, was to have replaced all-rounder Irfan Pathan. He is yet to make his test debut and currently plays for New Delhi state.
No other replacement has been named so far, Ratnakar Shetty a senior administrator at India's cricket board in Mumbai told The Associated Press.
Cricket authorities decided to send speedster Pathan back home after his lackluster bowling performance in the one-day series in which South Africa scored a whitewash 4-0 win.
Pathan didn't play in the first test which India won by 123 to lead the three-match series 1-0. Indian quick Munaf Patel also has missed the first two tests because of an ankle injury.