INDIAN Test stars Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli are in doubt for this weekend's Cathay Pacific Wharf Holdings International Sixes, because of a last-minute wrangle with their country's cricket authorities. The Indian batting prodigies have been refused permission by the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) to play at the Sixes because of local commitments. Tendulkar and Kambli along with fast bowler Salil Ankola, who is also due to play here, turn out for Bombay in the Indian State competition. Bombay are down to play Andhra Pradesh in a one-day tournament. Organisers of the Hong Kong Sixes had managed to get this game, originally scheduled for Sunday, to be postponed until next Tuesday. But apparently the sponsors, unhappy with the arrangement, have asked that the game be played on Sunday and have insisted that Tendulkar, Kambli and Ankola turn out. 'We were originally told that the match had been postponed to Tuesday. Now we find that the game is to go ahead as scheduled and that Sachin, Kambli and Ankola will not be available for the Hong Kong Sixes,' said Papu Butani, director of Cricket World International, the chief organisers of the Sixes. Butani has already placed Test cricketers Ajay Sharma and Krish Srikanth on standby and will be flying them to the territory. But he was livid with the last-minute changes brought about by the intransigence of the Indian cricket authorities. 'I still have hope that they will be able to come. The Indian board is having talks with the Bombay Cricket Association and sponsors Wills. But I don't know what the outcome will be, as there are three parties involved. And there is so much politics involved too,' said Butani. 'I don't know why they are giving us so much trouble. This is only a zonal game and it can easily be re-scheduled. They knew about the Sixes for a long time,' said Butani, who was involved from the outset with organising the Indian team. Butani said money was not an issue with the appearance of Tendulkar and Kambli. 'They are very keen to come and play at the Sixes.' The Indian side, led by Test captain Mohammad Azharuddin, will arrive in the territory today. Former Test player, Ravi Shastri arrived yesterday. The absence of Tendulkar and Kambli will be a big blow to Indian cricket fans in the territory, who would have been hoping their side would be able to emulate sub-continent neighbours and arch-rivals Pakistan, who won the inaugural Sixes tournament in 1992. India, seeded fifth, have been grouped with the West Indies and ICC associate members Holland in tomorrow's preliminary group games. The winners of the South China Morning Post Cricket Sixes competition are: First Prize - B. K. Sipahimalani of Conduit Road. The four consolation prizes were won by: M. Stewart of Happy Valley; Chaminda Edirisingha of Cameron Road; Alec Johnson D'Silva of Whampoa Gardens; and Jothi T. Lalchand of Caine Road.