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Royal Challengers to leave 10 men behind

cricket Updated: Apr 04, 2009 22:45 IST
G Krishnan
G Krishnan
Hindustan Times
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Bangalore Royal Challengers are all set to leave 10 Indian players out from the first batch of players that will fly to South Africa.

Kedar Jadhav, Ishank Jaggi, Bharat Chipli, J Arun Kumar, Devraj Patil, Tinu Yohannan, Sunil Joshi, Raju Bhatkal, Rohit Sabharwal and Gaurav Dhiman will stay back and undergo training with assistant coach Sanath Kumar in Bangalore.

The decision was taken based on inputs from the team's CEO Brijesh Patel, who is in South Africa. It has been learnt that these 10 players will fly as and when replacements are required

Kings XI lose Taylor

Ashutosh Sharma adds from Chandigarh: After losing S Sreesanth due to injury, Kings XI Punjab received another blow as newly-bought West Indies fast bowler Jerome Taylor has been ruled out of the IPL due to injury.

Franchisee co-owner Ness Wadia confirmed that Taylor would not be part of the squad in SA due to injury. “South African paceman Yusuf Abdullah has been drafted in to replace him,” he said. “We have also taken Dave Nosworthy of South African Lions into our coaching team for this season.”

‘IPL a hit in Bangladesh’

HTC adds from Kolkata: KKR's Bangladeshi recruit Mashrafe Mortaza is disappointed that he won't play in front of a packed house at Eden Gardens, but believes the second edition of the IPL will be a success.

“We are all feeling sad because we won't be playing in front of fifty-sixty thousand people, but I believe things will be good in SA too,” said the bowling all-rounder, who was unveiled before the media here on Saturday.

On the event's popularity in Bangladesh he said: “It's a hit back home.”