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Published:Friday | October 3, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma to miss ODIs

MUMBAI, India (CMC): Indian batsman Rohit Sharma will miss the limited-overs leg of the home series against West Indies starting next week due to multiple injuries.

Rohit, who missed the Champions League Twenty20, was initially ruled out for four weeks, allowing him time to recover for the last two ODIs and the T20 game against West Indies.

But although his fractured finger has healed, reports suggest he will take three more weeks to recover from his shoulder injury.

Ajinkya Rahane, who scored his maiden ODI century while filling in for Rohit in England, should continue to partner Shikhar Dhawan at the top of the order.

Rohit is likely to be available for the three-Test series, starting October 30, that follows the five ODIs and one-off T20.

West Indies play India in five ODIs, one T20 and three test matches, with the first ODI to be played on Wednesday.

Inter-Col sports begin tomorrow

G.C. Foster College will host the opening day of the 2014-15 inter-collegiate sporting season tomorrow. More than 600 student athletes representing over 16 universities and colleges are expected to descend on G.C. Foster.

Tomorrow's event will kick-start the first round of matches in the first semester sports. In addition there will also be a dress parade and opening ceremony.

The opening ceremony and dress parade will start at 9:30 a.m and there will be two invited speakers for this session, in new principal of G.C. Foster College, Dr Joyce Graham Royal and Minister of Youth and Culture Lisa Hanna.

There will be action in male basketball, male and female football, badminton and netball throughout the day.