2 Mar 2009

Justin Vaughan says games for Indian players an obligation

10:42 am on 2 March 2009

New Zealand Cricket's chief executive Justin Vaughan says there's an obligation to give Indian players games in the domestic championship before the first test starts on the 18th of this month..

Vaughan says every touring team gets the opportuuity for a three or four day warmup match but India's forgone that to fit in a third test.

So six players, including star batsmen Rahul Dravid and V V S Laxman, will play for Canterbury, Otago, Central Districts and Wellington.

Vaughan says India could have had more game time but no-one's playing for Auckland or Northern Districts, avoiding potential issues over the involvement of Northern's Hamish Marshall, who's played in the rebel ICL.