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Amit Mishra (2nd L) celebrates with teammates after dismissing South Africa's Farhaan Behardien during their fourth ODI match in ChennaiReuters

IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla, who is also a senior BCCI functionary, has confirmed that the selectors have the green signal to pick Amit Mishra until the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) takes a final decision on the spinner.

Mishra was arrested as well as released on bail on Tuesday afternoon after a three-hour long interrogation at the Cubbon Park Police Station in Bangalore. He is accused of sexually assaulting a woman -- reportedly Vandana Jain -- last month, during the Indian Cricket team's pre-tour camp in the garden city.

"I can say that BCCI has taken note of the matter. We are trying to find out the details of the case. The moment we get details, we will look into it," Shukla was quoted by the PTI.

"Police is doing their job. We will find out whether the person (Mishra) concerned is responsible for the crime or not. When we get the exact details, then only a decision will be made.

"The question (of eligibility) arises only when BCCI takes a decision," Shukla added.

Mishra is a part of the Indian cricket team test squad for the four-match test series beginning on 5 November. But the selection has been done for only the first two matches so far.

The matches will be held in Mohali, Bangalore, Nagpur, and Delhi (in chronological order).

Meanwhile, Shukla has also mentioned that the ongoing police case will have no bearing on whether the team management decides to select Mishra in the starting XI for the two test matches.

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