Confident team we name will win World Cup: M.S.K. Prasad

M.S.K. Prasad, chairman of the Indian cricket selection committee, said the squad for the 2019 World Cup will be announced on or before April 20.

MSK Prasad: "I am confident that we are going to announce a good team. We have worked on this for almost one and a half years."   -  K Pichumani

M.S.K. Prasad, chairman of the Indian cricket selection committee, on Sunday exuded confidence that the team the selectors announce will win the World Cup in England.

Prasad said the squad for the 2019 World Cup will be announced on or before April 20. He was speaking to journalists after a visit to a temple at Srikalahasti town in Andhra Pradesh. 

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According to the tournament's guidelines, every team has to announce its final squad at least a month prior to the World Cup beginning May 30. The teams, however, can make any any changes to the final squad of 15 at least seven days prior to the tournament, after which point the International Cricket Counil's Event Technical Committee must approve any such changes.

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Last month, while addressing the media in Mumbai, Prasad had indicated that the final squad will be announced by the third week of April. Earlier, teams would announce a probable 30-member list two months before the tournament, but under the new Members Playing Agreement which came into effect in 2016, the teams do not need to follow such a practice. "... We will be announcing our team for the World Cup on or before April 20,” ANI quoted Prasad, chairman of the senior selection committee, as saying.

“I am confident that we are going to announce a good team. We have worked on this for almost one and a half years. We have observed all the players, tested good combinations."

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