Dimapur, Sep. 13 (EMN): Nagaland is all set to make its maiden entry in to the first class Indian cricket scene with the participation of its senior team in the Vijay Hazare limited overs tournament of the BCCI, to start from Sep.19 in Gujarat.
The Nagaland Cricket Association in a statement said that the team will leaving for the tournament on Sep.14. The team includes experienced players that also include three guest players chosen on “quota” system.
The three guest players are KB Pawan from Karnataka who has played about 50 Ranji Trophy matches, Abrar Kazi from Bengaluru, who played in the Ranji Trophy for Karnataka and in the IPL for Royal Challengers Bangalore and Pawan Suyal, who has played in the IPL for Mumbai Indians and Ranji Trophy from Delhi.
The team also includes Hokaito Zhimomi, former Ranji Trophy player from Assam, Jonathan Rongsen, former Ranji Trophy player for Railways along with youngsters like Sedezalie Rupereo who represented the NE Under-19 team in 2016-17 and young off-spinner,Tahmeed who has recently captained the Zonal NE and Bihar Under-19 team of the BCCI.
The team will be trained by Kawaljit Singh, a veteran of 111 caps in the Ranji Trophy and a Level-C coach from Hyderabad.