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Maharashtra-Sikkim tie from Dec 15

THE BHOPAL Divisional Cricket Association (BDCA) will host three matches of the prestigious Vijay Merchant Trophy allotted by the BCCI at Bab-e-Aali Stadium from December 15. All the matches are for under-17 age. The first match will be played between the teams of Maharashtra and Sikkim.

india Updated: Dec 13, 2006 12:39 IST

THE BHOPAL Divisional Cricket Association (BDCA) will host three matches of the prestigious Vijay Merchant Trophy allotted by the BCCI at Bab-e-Aali Stadium from December 15. All the matches are for under-17 age. The first match will be played between the teams of Maharashtra and Sikkim.
 
The matches are of three days duration each. According to BDCA secretary Dr Shafquat Mohammad Khan, the preparations are under way at Bab-e-Aali Stadium. “We know the importance of such matches. The BDCA is committed to promote cricket”, said Khan.

A team of BDCA including Dr Khan, joint secretary Hamidullah Khan ‘Mamu’, C S Dhakad and others visited the stadium on Tuesday to inspect the preparations.

After the under-22 match that was organised at the same venue between the teams of Vidarbha and Madhya Pradesh, this would be the second important match allotted to the BDCA by BCCI. “This is a big responsibility, as the BDCA is to organise three prestigious matches in a row”, Khan said.

The second match will be played between Saurashtra and J&K from December 20, and third match between Maharashtra and J&K from December 25.

Joint director Sports Department Dr Vinod Pradhan visited the stadium on Monday and directed the officers to make all the necessary arrangements.

Trials for under-15 team
The two-day selection trials to pick up the Bhopal division under-15 cricket team will be organised at Ankur Grounds from December 15. The team will participate in the A W Kanmadikar Trophy to be played later this month. Bhopal will play first match against Bilaspur to be organised in the City from December 26. For further details and registration interested players may contact coach J P Tyagi at Ankur Academy, 6 no Bus Stop.