AS MANY as four inmates of the State Government-run Green Park Cricket
Hostel in Kanpur were chosen among the 37 probables for the CK Nayudu
Trophy Under-22 this season after a three-day grueling sessions at the
nets of the Kamla Club Ground in Kanpur. They were Rizwan Ahmed, Mohd
Ehraaj, Akash Kumar and Abhishek Tewari.
UP Cricket Association's Secretary (Sports Administration), Prem Dhar
Pathak while announcing the probables informed that all the selected
candidates would undergo a three-day condition camp, beginning
Saturday at the same venue.
Uttar Pradesh, which won the maiden edition of the event in 2005-06
had finished runners-up in the following year. But, last season they
failed even to make it to the knock out stage.
As per the schedule, Uttar Pradesh would be playing against Railways
in their four-day opening encounter of Central Zone at Delhi from
October 3-6, before meeting Madhya Pradesh in the second league match
at Kanpur from October 21-24.
Thereafter, they would visit to Udaipur to play against Rajasthan from
November 3-6 in their third match, before taking on Vidarbha in their
last league encounter at home in Kanpur from November 10-13.
Prashant Gupta, Akash Verma, Ankit Tewari, Naman Sharma, Gaurav Goyal,
Vipin Kumar, Karan Kaushik, Amit Singh, Nitin Srivastava, Ankit
Pandey, Ankit Pal, Shekhar Giri, Vaibhav Mishra, Akash Kumar, Eklavya
Dwivedi, Mohd Arif, Mohd Zahid, Ali Khan, Mohd Khalid, Shivansh
Sharma, Bharat Awasthi, Abhishek Tewari, Sunil Tripathi, Abhishek
Pandey, Rohit Choudhury, Mohd Noman, Rizwan Ahmed, Mohd Ehraaz, Jai
Narayan Singh Yadav, Shakeel Ahmed, Wasim Haider, Sandeep Yadav, Gopal
Singh, Vivek Rajput, Sandeep Pandey, Anurag Gupta, Kinsukh Rai and
Ashish Pratap Singh.