<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Irfan Pathan" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130708204927.jpg" title="Irfan Pathan" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Irfan Pathan was a part of India's victorious Champions Trophy campaign but he was not in the playing XI in the five matches in UK © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>New Delhi: Jul 8, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Injured seamer <a href="http://admin.cricketcountry.com/tags/Irfan-Pathan/post" target="_blank">Irfan Pathan</a>, who was left out of the Indian squad for the tour of <a href="http://admin.cricketcountry.com/tags/West-Indies/post" target="_blank">West Indies</a> due to hamstring injury, is expecting to get match-fit in another week's time.<br /> <br /> "My injury wasn't a major one. I have already started running and will start bowling at the nets in another couple of days time. I should be fit within another week's time," Irfan told <em>PTI</em>.<br /> <br /> The 28-year-old Pathan was a part of India's victorious <a href="/tags/ICC-Champions-Trophy-2013/post" target="_blank">Champions Trophy</a> campaign but he was not in the playing XI in the five matches in UK. Pathan only played in the warm-up game against Sri Lanka in Birmingham bowling five wicketless overs for 45 runs.<br /> <br /> For the Baroda all-rounder, the priority is to undergo a structured rehabilitation programme at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore in order to avoid injuries.<br /> <br /> "I have a training programme chalked out and I will be strictly adhering to that. We have a long season ahead. And I want to be fully fit by the time the season starts," Irfan, who has played 29 Tests and 120 ODIs for India, said.<br /> <br /> The left-arm seamer infact had a lucrative offer from one of the English county sides but he has refused it as he wants to focus more on his rehabilitation programme.<br /> <br /> "I had a good offer from one of the English county sides for playing both Pro-40 as well as four day matches for them.<br /> <br /> But for me, it is more important that I am fully fit to regain my berth in the Indian team. That's the reason I declined their offer as I didn't want my training schedule to be tinkered with," he added.