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ACA keeps Ranji squad unchanged

Guwahati, Nov 6: The Assam Cricket Association (ACA) has named unchanged squads for the C.K. Nayudu Trophy under-25 tournament and Ranji Trophy.

Retaining the squad that handed a 10-wicket defeat to Tripura in the Ranji Trophy Group C campaign opener here yesterday for the fixture against Jharkhand in Jamshedpur from November 9 to 12, ACA secretary Bikash Baruah today said the selectors and the team management advocated the winning combination.

“The selectors and skipper Dheeraj Jadhav and the coaches (Subhrajit Saikia and Subhadeep Ghosh) had pointed fingers at few senior players, including Arlen Konwar and Tarjinder Singh about their attitude. However, it was decided that the winning combination be retained,” Baruah said.

He said Konwar was apparently delivering below par while Singh was off-colour during the match against Tripura. He hoped “they will improve in the next match”. On the Assam A (under-25) team, to play Andhra Pradesh in a plate group B match at Silchar from November 9 to 12, he said the best available players were in the squad and hoped they would deliver on home turf. The trials and conditioning camp were held in Silchar.

Ranji: Dheeraj Jadhav (capt), Rajdeep Das (wk), Dhiraj Goswami, Pallab Das, Abhijit Singha Roy, Amit Sinha, Tarjinder Singh, Syed Mohammad, Hokaito Zhimomi, Arlen Konwar, Deepak Gohain, Gokul Sharma, Pritam Debnath, Abu Nechim Ahmed, Arup Das. Coaches: Subhrajit Saikia and Subhadeep Ghosh. Manager: Abdul Khaleque. Physio: Prasenjit Bhattacharyya. Trainer: Rakesh Gohil

Assam A (U-25): Kunal Saikia (capt, wk), Diptesh Saha, Rishav Das, Rahul Hazarika, Manashjyoti Gogoi, Sibsankar Roy, Arminder Singh Oberoi, Chanakya Sarma, Soumik Das, Pritam Das, Sunil Ranjan Gogoi, Dayal Krishna Dutta, Bikram Chetri, Sekharjyoti Barman, Utpal Medhi. Coach: Pabitra Dutta. Manager: Prakash Deka. Physio: Jaspal Singh


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