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newscricket10 months ago

Rohit was not fit for selection, him playing IPL games can’t be benchmark, says Jatin Paranjape

Former selector Jatin Paranjape, whose tenure just came to a conclusion, has revealed that the selectors’ hands were tied when it came to Rohit Sharma and asserted that they merely ‘followed the process’. Paranjape has further defended the decision to leave out Rayudu from the World Cup squad.
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newscricket2 years ago

BCCI put domestic matches on hold amid COVID -19 pandemic

The BCCI has decided to put all the domestic matches on hold in ongoing Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) outbreak after it was decided that the Irani Cup will be played in closed-doors. Irani Cup, Senior Women's One-Day Knockout, Senior Women's One-Day Challenger were among the events to be cancelled.
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newscricket3 years ago

Irani Cup | Vidarbha bags second consecutive title after winning via first innings lead

Vidarbha became only the third team in Indian cricket history to win the Irani Cup title in two successive years as they defeated Rest of India (ROI) via first innings lead. Both the captains Faiz Fazal and Ajinkya Rahane decided to end the game in a draw on the final day with Vidarbha on 269/5.
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newscricket3 years ago

Irani Cup | Hanuma Vihari help Rest of India tight the grip after Vidarbha lose Faiz Fazal in chase of 280

Hanuma Vihari’s record third-straight 100 on Day four of this year’s Irani Cup helped Ajinkya Rahane-led Rest of India to 373/3 before declaring on Friday. Ranji Trophy winners’ Vidarbha require another 243 runs to win and have already lost captain Faiz Fazal in the first over of the four innings.
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newscricket3 years ago

VIDEO | Aditya Sarwate cringes as fielder’s direct throw lands on umpire’s head

Cricket has enough injury instances to force the field umpires into wearing helmets, but for some or other reasons, the law hasn’t been enforced yet. However, after umpire CK Nandan’s incident in the Irani Cup, he wouldn’t mind becoming the torch bearer in getting the law passed instantly.
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newscricket3 years ago

Irani Cup | Hanuma Vihari, Ajinkya Rahane rescue Rest of India on Day 3

Hanuma Vihari and Ajinkya Rahane fought bravely to help Rest of India establish a seven-run lead against Ranji Trophy champions Vidarbha on Day three of the Irani Cup match in Nagpur. Vihari is still at the crease after having scored 40 along with Rahane who is batting at 25.
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newscricket3 years ago

VIDEO | Umpire leaves Faiz Fazal shell shocked after abruptly reversing decision

Umpiring in Indian domestic cricket has never been close to decent as the two wrong decisions in favour of Cheteshwar Pujara in Ranji Trophy semi-final faced a lot of backlash. The same thing resurfaced in the Irani Cup today as umpire CK Nandan reversed the decision after initially declining it.
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newscricket3 years ago

Irani Cup | Rest of India restricted at 330 by Vidarbha on Day 1

2019 Ranji Trophy champions, Vidarbha, managed to fight their way back into the game and bowled out Rest of India at a mammoth total of 330 on the opening day of the Irani Cup. Mayank Agarwal scored a strong 95 after which Hanuma Vihari scored his 16th First-class century in Nagpur.
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newscricket3 years ago

Ajinkya Rahane to lead Rest of India in Irani Cup tie against Vidarbha

The BCCI selection committee has named Ajinkya Rahane as the captain of the Rest of India team for the upcoming ZR Irani Cup game to be played against Ranji Trophy winners – Vidarbha. The Irani Cup will be played from February 12 to 16 at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur.
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newscricket4 years ago

Irani Cup | Ravichandran Ashwin replaces injured Ravindra Jadeja in Rest of India team

With Ravindra Jadeja ruled out of the Irani Cup with an injury, the BCCI have called up his spin partner R Ashwin as the replacement for the tournament. Ashwin will join the Rest of India squad for the tournament where they will play against Vidarbha in Nagpur from March 14 to 18.
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