Murali Vijay ‘absent’ for Tamil Nadu’s game vs Mumbai, gets dropped for Vijay Hazare
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Murali Vijay ‘absent’ for Tamil Nadu’s game vs Mumbai, gets dropped for Vijay Hazare

Murali Vijay, who is reportedly suffering from a shoulder injury, failed to report for Tamil Nadu’s game versus Mumbai and this has not pleased the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association.

cricket Updated: Feb 09, 2018 14:41 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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Murali Vijay reported shoulder injury kept him out of Tamil Nadu’s game vs Mumbai and he has been replaced by Pradosh Ranjan Paul in the squad. (BCCI)

Murali Vijay, the Indian cricket team opener, has been dropped from the Tamil Nadu side for the remaining three matches in the ongoing Vijay Hazare one-day tournament after failing to report for the side’s match against Mumbai on Thursday.

It is understood that the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association is not happy with Vijay’ act of not informing the team management about his fitness status ahead of a very important game against Mumbai. According to reports, Vijay is apparently suffering from a shoulder injury. Pradosh Ranjan Paul, who played for the Lyca Kovai Kings in the Tamil Nadu Premier League, has been included as his replacement.

The news of Vijay’s omission from the team was confirmed by Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) in a statement.

“The State Selection committee of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association has replaced M. Vijay with Pradosh Ranjan Paul. This was after Vijay failed to report for the Vijay Hazare Trophy Group `C’ league match against Mumbai due to shoulder pain which neither the state selection committee, the team Physio nor the TNCA were aware of.”

“It seems he [Vijay] has some niggle. But I don’t know what (is the) niggle. I don’t have any information,” Tamil Nadu captain Vijay Shankar was quoted as saying by Sportstar.

Vijay was part of India’s Test team that recently locked horns with South Africa in an away three-match Test series. Vijay could muster only 102 runs from six innings at an unimpressive average of 17. In the recently concluded Indian Premier League player auction, Vijay was bought for Rs 2 crore by Chennai Super Kings.

First Published: Feb 09, 2018 14:39 IST