Dimapur, October 30: Nagaland is all set to host four Ranji Trophy matches from November 1 at the Nagaland Cricket Stadium, Sovima in Dimapur. The first game will be played against Mizoram from November 1 to 4.
The Nagaland Cricket Association is all geared up to host the match for the prestigious tournament and is optimistic that it will be able to host the games at par with the other states
The NCA has declared its team for the first ever first class match in Nagaland.
The team members are Jonathan Rongsen (C), Hokaito Zhimomi, Tahmeed Rahman, Mughavi Wotsa, Inakato Zhimomi, Imliwati Lemtur, Paras Sehrawat, Jalaluddin, Toni Chishi, Sedezhalie Rupreo, Nitesh Lochab, Santosh Mahato and Rachit Bhatia.
The guest players are KB Pawan (wk), Abrar Kazi and Pawan Suyal.
The support staff include Kawaljeet Singh (Coach), Dinesh Suvarna (Trainer), Mowalong Kichu (Physio) and A Rahman (Manager)
Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio along with his Cabinet colleagues will witness the first match on November 1.
Amitabh Choudhury, Acting Secretary, BCCI, Sayed Saba Karim, General Manager, BCCI, Pradip Buragohain, General Secretary, Assam Cricket Association will also attend the match.
The match will begin at 8 a.m. on November 1 after the inauguration of the new Player’s Pavilions at the Nagaland Cricket Stadium, Sovima by Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio.
The Nagaland Cricket Association has appealed to all cricket lovers to come and witness the first ever Ranji trophy match being played in Nagaland from November 1. (Page News Service)
Fixture for Matches at Nagaland Cricket Stadium:
Nagaland Vs Mizoram—November 1 to 4
Nagaland Vs Sikkim-November 12 to 15
Nagaland Vs Manipur-December 6 to 9
Nagaland Vs Arunachal Pradesh-December 30 to January 2, 2019