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Vaughan to miss India tour

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The ECB issued the following statement in response to media speculation concerning the selection of Michael Vaughan for the Test squad’s tour of India.

National selector Geoff Miller said: “Michael has not been selected for the tour of India because his place in the Test squad cannot be justified based on recent form.

“Our view is that it will be to England’s benefit if he takes a break from international cricket in the period leading up to Christmas and spends time working on his game.

“We have discussed the situation with Michael. He fully understands the reasons for the selectors’ decision and has made clear to us that he is fully committed to winning back his place in the England Test side.

“Like all centrally contracted players Michael will be given a clear programme over the next six months which will include training and match practice over the winter period.

“With a busy period of international cricket on the horizon, we would like to stress that he remains very much part of our plans over the coming year.”

The selectors will announce England’s Test squad to tour India on Monday.