Dimapur, September 13: Nagaland is all set to make its maiden entry to the First Class Indian Cricket with the participation of its senior team in the Vijay Hazare One Day tournament of the BCCI, which starts from September 19 at Gujarat.
The senior team is leaving on September 14 for the tournament. The Nagaland team comprises of experienced players, which also includes three quest players chosen as per the quota.
The three guest players are K B Pawan from Karnataka who has played almost 50 Ranji matches, Abrar Kazi from Bangalore, who has played Ranji for Karnataka and IPL for Royal Challengers Bangalore and Pawan Suyal, who has played IPL for Mumbai Indians and Ranji from Delhi.
The team also includes Hokaito Zhimomi, ex-Ranji player from Assam, Jonathan Rongsen, ex-Ranji player for Railways along with youngsters like Sedezalie Rupereo, who represented NE Under-19 team in 2016-17 and young off-spinner, Tahmeed who has recently captained the Zonal NE & Bihar Under-19 team of the BCCI.
Live scores of all the matches would be available as per the fixture on BCCI website.
The team will be coached by Kawaljit Singh, a vetran of 111 Ranji trophy matches and a Level-C coach from Hyderabad.
The Nagaland Cricket Association has appealed to all cricket lovers of Nagaland to pray for the success of the team.
Nagaland Senior Cricket Team: Jonathan Rongsen, Hokaito Zhimomi, Tahmeed Rahman, Mughavi Wotsa, Inakato Zhimomi, Imliwati Lemtur, Paras Sehrawat, Ravi Maurya, Toni Chishi, Sedezhalie Rupreo, NItesh Lochab, Shamwang Wangnao and Oren Ngullie.
Guest Players: K B Pawan, Abrar Kazi and Pawan Suyal.
Support Staff: Kawaljeet Singh-Coach; Dinesh Suvarna-Trainer; Mowalong Kichu-Physio and A Rahman-Manager.
(Page News Service)
VIJAY HAZARE (SENIORS) ONE DAY
1. Bihar Vs Nagaland 19/9/18
2. Meghalaya Vs Nagaland 21/09/18
3. Sikkim Vs Nagaland 23/0918
4. Uttarakhand Vs Nagaland 24/09/18
5. Puducherry Vs Nagaland 28/09/18
6. Manipur Vs Nagaland 30/09/18
7. A.P. Vs Nagaland 2/10/18
8. Mizoram Vs Nagaland 6/10/18