Road to recovery after elbow surgery September 17, 2005

Tendulkar's return not confirmed

Cricinfo staff

Tendulkar needs to confirm his fitness and availability for the Super Series by September 21 © AFP

Sunil Joshi has retracted his earlier statement in which he confirmed Sachin Tendulkar's participation in the Canara Bank Centenary Cricket Championship 2005 as part of the MRF team.

Joshi clarified that there had been a misunderstanding in this regard according to Mid-Day, the Mumbai based daily. Joshi was earlier quoted as saying, "The big news is that MRF is playing and Sachin (Tendulkar) has confirmed his participation in the tournament. This will be a good practice session for him (Tendulkar) before he goes for the Super Series."

Tendulkar, who has been selected in World XI's one-day and Test squads, has been asked to confirm his availability for the Super Series by September 21. MRF's first game is on Tuesday, against Indian Airlines.