Revamped Safi Darashah from today

Revamped Safi Darashah from today

The new committee at the Karnataka State Cricket Association has expectedly reverted to the old Safi Darashah Trophy format, having expressed their reservations against the earlier regime’s decision to convert the tournament into a four-day all-India invitational event, which is also the lung opener of the Indian domestic season.   

The tournament, featuring two-day matches involving four local teams, will begin here from Saturday with President’s XI, Vice-President’s XI, Bangalore Zone and Combined XI fighting it out for the top honours in the round-robin league.

The teams: President’s XI: Kunal Kapoor (captain), Mayank Aggarwal, Samarth R, Pawan Deshpande, Nid­esh M, Suraj Sampath, KC Avainsh (wk), Udit Patel, Vinu Prasad N, Akshay SL, Pradeep T, Ritesh Bhatkal, Naveen MG, Shashi Shekar. Coach: J Arun Kumar. Vice-President’s XI: Amit A Verma (captain), Abhishek Reddy, Nischal D, KV Siddarth, Arjun Hoysala, Samarth Ooty, Sadiq Kirmani (wk), Shreyas Gopal, SK Moinuddin, Hoysala K, Prasidhi Krishna, Lynn D' Souza, Parappa M, Vishnu Prabhas. Coach: Mansur Ali. Combined XI: Arvind S (captain), Raj Kumar, Kiram A M, Liyan Khan, Rohan Kadam, Kranti Kumar, Dikshanshu Negi, Dinesh Borwankar (wk), Suneel Raju, Suresh Karni, Aditya B Sagar, Prateek Jain, Koushik V, Sinan Abdul Khadeer. Coach: PV Shashikanth. Bangalore Zone: Shis­hir Bhavane (captain), KN Bharath, Mir Kaunian Abbas, Nishanth Singh Shekawat, Shreejith KL, Sharath BR, Chiranjeevi GS (wk), Gowtham K, Suchith J, Harish Kumar R, Darshan MB, Zeeshan Ali Sayyed, Anirudha Joshi, Anil IG. Coach: T Nasiruddin.

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