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V.V.S. Laxman not available

Calcutta: V.V.S. Laxman was captain of the India A team which toured the West Indies for the Carib Beer Series a few months back.

However, the Hyderabad batsman will not be there for the India A teamís next assignment ó the tour of England starting in June. Laxman is suffering from a back problem, which has forced him to take the decision.

The middle-order batsman informed the BCCI about his unavailability Friday.

In fact, the same injury had forced Laxman to skip the last two games in the West Indies. It also kept him out of the Dhaka triangular meet after the World Cup. The team for the England tour will be selected here on Saturday. The India A team reaches England on June 22 and will be there till August 3.

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