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41 in Vinoo Mankad one-day tourney trials

Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) on Wednesday came out with a list of 41 probable U-19 players who will attend a conditioning camp at Jamshedpur’s Keenan Stadium on September 25.

JSCA assistant secretary Ashim Kumar said that after the trial matches in Jamshedpur next month, the list would be trimmed to pick a squad of 15 for the Vinoo Mankad one-day tourney that follows immediately.

“The selected players will go through their paces during the trials, after which 15 will be named to represent the state in the Vinoo Mankad zonal league tournament to be held in Assam from October 20-28,” Kumar said.

He added the final 15 would also be required to attend a second conditioning camp in Jamshedpur in October.

Officials at JSCA said the performance of the players in the Vinoo Mankad tourney would be a basis of selection of the state squad for the Cooch Behar Trophy.

Jharkhand, which has been clubbed with Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh in Elite Group C, will play their first Cooch Behar Trophy match (against Uttar Pradesh) in Kanpur from December 8 to 11.

“The initial list of players have been selected on the basis of their performance last season. Those who have been named had attended a four-day fitness camp from August 29 to September 1,” Kumar said.

The probables — nine from Jamshedpur, seven from Ranchi, five from coal capital Dhanbad, three each from Deogarh, Bokaro, Giridih and West Singhbhum and the remaining from Simdega, Hazaribagh, Khunti, Koderma, Palamau, Ramgarh, Seraikela-Kharsawan and Latehar — have been asked to report at the JSCA office next Monday.

The players who have been named from Jamshedpur are Pawan Kumar, Amardeep Singh, Arnav Sinha, Jagdish Pradhan, Prasenjeet Patra, Shravan Kumar, Sonu Kumar Singh, Virat Singh and Vishal Singh.

The Ranchi probables are Gaurav Singh, Kaushal Singh, Monu Kumar Singh, Pappu Kumar Singh, Ram Lal, Surendra Singh and Wilfred Beng.

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