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Vijay Shankar ruled out of World Cup

The all-rounder was struck on toe during nets in Southampton

Mr Vijay Shankar was struck on the left big toe whilst batting in the nets on June 19th in Southampton. He was able to play in an unrestricted manner in the following two matches against Afghanistan and West Indies.

Following the match on June 27, the condition of his toe worsened and a CT scan showed he sustained a non-displaced fracture of the left big toe. The condition will require a minimum of three weeks to heal. The injury rules him out of the ongoing World Cup.

The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Mr Mayank Agarwal as Vijay Shankar's replacement following a request from the Indian team management for a suitable top-order batsman.

An official request has been made to the ICC to consider the change in India's squad. 

Amitabh Choudhary

Acting Hon. Secretary


BCCI Staff

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BCCI condoles the death of Rakesh Shukla

All-rounder Rakesh Shukla passed away in Delhi following prolonged illness. He was 71.

BCCI condoles the death of Rakesh Shukla


The BCCI condoles the death of former all-rounder Rakesh Shukla who passed away on Saturday morning in Delhi following prolonged illness. He was 71.


Mr. Shukla made his Test debut against Sri Lanka in 1982 – it was the only Test he played for India. He did not have the best of Test debuts finishing with just two wickets in the game. He did not receive a national call up thereafter.


In domestic cricket though, he remained a name to be reckoned with playing for Delhi, Bihar and Bengal. He played 121 first-class matches, claiming 295 wickets and amassing 3798 runs that included six centuries and seventeen half centuries.




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