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Seven unvaccinated India U-19 players were denied entry into Caribbean and told to ‘go back’ | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Covid-19 outbreak in its camp was not the only off-field challenge the Indian team overcame on its way to the U-19 World Cup triumph. India's problems began on arrival in the Caribbean islands, with as many as seven unvaccinated members of the side detained at the airport for more than 24 hours, requiring the government to step in and resolve the issue. This was after a long flight from Dubai to Port-of-Spain via Amsterdam. Left-arm pacer Ravi Kumar, who played a huge role in the team's unprecedented fifth World Cup triumph, and opener Angkrish Raghuvanshi were among the players who were told to "go back to India" as they were not jabbed. Team manager Lobzang G Tenzing, who came to their rescue with the help of the ICC and colleagues in the BCCI, narrated the "harrowing e...
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India vs West Indies: CAB requests BCCI to allow spectators for T20I series | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Thursday requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to allow spectators at Eden Gardens for the T20I series against West Indies. India and West Indies will lock horns in the T20I series at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata from February 16. "The matter relating to the hosting of the three T20 international matches between India and West Indies were discussed threadbare," CAB said in a statement. "It was informed to the members that the CAB has requested the BCCI to allow spectators at the venue. Feedback from the BCCI is awaited. CAB is still hopeful of a positive outcome," it added. The Apex Council Meeting of CAB also approved the decision that the floodlight system of the Eden Gardens needs renovation and the LED system need...
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Ranji Trophy 2022: Bengal name U19 World Cup star Ravi Kumar among 22-man squad

Left-arm seamer Ravi Kumar was named in the Bengal Ranji Trophy squad by the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Tuesday. The Under-19 World Cup winner was selected on the bais of his performance in the recently concluded U-19 World Cup. The team, led by Abhimanyu Easwaran, will also have West Bengal’s Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports amongst its personnel. However, veteran wicketkeeper-batter Wriddhiman Saha misses out. SQUAD: Abhimanyu Easwaran (c), Manoj Tiwary, Sudip Chatterjee, Ritwik Roy Chowdhury, Abishek Porel (wk), Shahbaz Ahamed, Sayan Sekhar Mondal, Akash Deep, Ishan Porel, Anustup Majumdar, Abhishek Kumar Raman, Sudip Kumar Gharami, Abishek Das, Writtick Chatterjee, Mukesh Kumar, Kazi Junaid Saifi, Sakir Habib Gandhi (wk), Pradipta Pramanik, Geet Puri, Nilk...
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Challenge now is to sail in the ocean, from the lake: Chairman of selectors, S Sharath

The BCCI junior selection committee chairman S Sharath is delighted after India under-19 clinched the colts World Cup in West Indies. Sharath and his team had only convened a few months ago to pick the Indian team for the Junior World Cup and the pandemic made things difficult. In a chat with The Indian Express, the former Tamil Nadu player spoke on various topics EXCERPTS It’s only been a few months since you took over as chairman of selectors, can you tell us how you decided to go about the process? When Rahul was coach at the NCA, we had a meeting with him and we decided the roadmap of how to go about it. We decided to first have a pool of players and for that we have to go and see matches across the country. After the Vinoo Mankad tournament, we picked 90 players, we divided them in...
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India’s baby quicks scorch Windies shores

When it was young pacer Ravi Kumar’s turn to ask the guest motivator Virat Kohli a question ahead of India’s U-19 World Cup final, he dug one nicely short. “I asked him what is his weakness. And he replied, ‘kyun abhi se out karne ki training kar raha hai kya’ (laughs)?” Who better than Kohli to know all about the menace Indian new-age quicks are capable of causing to hopping batters. England were about to find out. Raj Angad Bawa’s grandfather scored a hockey goal against England in India’s first Olympics after independence. The grandson of the 1948 hero cleaned up England’s top order in the final with a five-for. Ravi Kumar’s father serves in law enforcement back in India, while the son rocked England in the U-19 final with a four-for. Together the teenagers unleashed ferocious bounce...
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ICC Under-19 World Cup: When Ravi Kumar’s ‘Fauji’ dad couldn’t tell his son about his grenade injury in Kashmir | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Ravi Kumar's emergence as the new hero of the under-19 World Cup is not only the result of his own hard work but also due to the sacrifices of his CRPF father, who spent most of his life serving the country. The 18-year-old from Aligarh on Saturday scalped four wickets to play a pivotal role as India beat England by four wickets to lift the coveted u-19 World Cup trophy for a record fifth time. "Hum goli chalake desh seva karte hai, aur beta ball daal ke," (We fire bullets to protect our country, and my son serves the country with his bowling)," said Ravi's father assistant sub-inspector Rajinder Singh, who is now posted in a CRPF camp in the Maoist-prone Rayagada district of Odisha. Ravi was barely a toddler when Singh was badly injured in the 2006 Srinagar grenade attack whic...
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India win U-19 World Cup: Know your young cricket stars

India U-19 boys showed supreme skill and age-defying maturity to lift a record-extending fifth world title. From skipper and batting mainstay Yash Dhull to star of the title clash Raj Bawa,  take a look at their stories Indian Express carried during the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup at North Sound, Antigua. Yash Dhull- The winning captain Yash Dhull with his father Vijay, mother Neelam and sister. (Spl Arrangement) The India U-19 skipper hails from Janakpuri, Delhi and is a middle order batter. He showed his mettle in the semi-final against Australia by scoring an impressive hundred. He had led the Delhi U-16 team and also scored 302 runs in five innings during the Vinoo Mankad Trophy. He was made the captain of the team because of his highly rated skills. Dhull displayed his rare tal...
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High Five: India win record-extending fifth U19 World Cup title, beat England by 4 wickets | Cricket News – Times of India

NORTH SOUND: An utterly dominant India won a record-extending fifth U-19 World Cup title here on Saturday, beating England by four wickets in the final of an extraordinary campaign that was almost derailed by a COVID-19 outbreak. The triumph bore resemblance to the exploits of world-class Indian U-19 teams of the past. 𝙄𝙣𝙙𝙞𝙖 𝙐19 𝘼𝙧𝙚 𝙏𝙝𝙚 #𝙐19𝘾𝙒𝘾 2022 𝘾𝙃𝘼𝙈𝙋𝙄𝙊𝙉𝙎! 🔝 🏆A fantastic performance by #BoysInBlue as they beat England U19 by… https://t.co/F3rF6uVMxN— BCCI (@BCCI) 1644092301000Intrepid and industrious in their approach, the starry-eyed Indian players' success stories also gave a glimpse into the world's most perfectly calibrated youth structure, which is capable of consistently producing world-class cricketers who are ever ready to take on the biggest of challenges. In a reflection o...
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In Raj Bawa, India could have finally discovered a white-ball pace all-rounder

Around the 13th over mark, the Indian voices became louder on the field. Kaushal Tambe from first slip was the ‘chirp-leader’, with captain Yash Dhull giving him good company. The England colts were already intimidated, thanks to Raj Bawa and his delivery that dismissed George Bell for a golden duck. It reared off a length, angled in towards the grille and got Bell bounced out, who gloved it to wicket-keeper Dinesh Bana. Bawa had accounted for William Luxton in his previous delivery, extra bounce getting the better of an attempted square cut. But it was the bouncer to Bell that tilted the balance of the World Cup final in India U-19’s favour, psychologically. Going ahead, England U-19 batting, save James Rew and James Sales to some extent, would succumb to the fear factor. Bawa welcome...
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ICC Under-19 World Cup 2022 Final, India vs England: Yash Dhull and Co. on course to extend India’s undisputed dominance, face England in title clash | Cricket News – Times of India

NORTH SOUND (Antigua): Eight finals and four trophies in 14 editions make India the most successful team in the Under-19 World Cup history. And come Saturday, they look on course for a record-extending fifth title given the depth of talent and form but standing in the way is a driven English team, chasing its own piece of history in what promises to be an enthralling summit clash. Yash Dull and Co. will aim to add to India's rich legacy when they take on England at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium here. India have had a rather smooth run into the final despite a massive off the field setback when skipper Dhull and his deputy Shaik Rasheed missed two of the three league games due to COVID-19. India become the first team in #U19CWC history to qualify for four consecutive finals 👏 https://t...
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U-19 sensation Ravi Kumar set to be part of Bengal Ranji squad, Saha likely to play first two games | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Bengal's team management is very keen on fast-tracking U-19 India pacer Ravi Kumar in the upcoming Ranji Trophy where the team starts its campaign from February 16 in Cuttack. It is understood that veteran keeper-batter Wriddhiman Saha will be available for at least the opening game if not the first two of the Ranji Trophy before he joins the India team's bio-bubble in Mohali for the first Test, scheduled tentatively on March 4. Bengal has been clubbed alongside Chandigarh, Hyderabad and Baroda in Elite Group B and the team will leave for Cuttack on February 10 along with two U-19 World Cuppers -- Ravi and left-handed batter-keeper Abhishek Porel. In fact former India opener and current Bengal U-19 head coach Devang Gandhi welcomed the idea if the senior state selectors and t...
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CRPF man’s son is India’s hero in U-19 World Cup, sets up win over Bangladesh

AT THE CRPF camp in Odisha’s Maoist-affected Rayagada district, no one knew Ravi Kumar. A handful knew his father, Rajinder Singh, an Assistant Sub Inspector. But Saturday night changed it all. Ravi, a left-arm seamer, nabbed three wickets for 14 runs — highlighted by an opening spell of 5-1-5-3 — to set up India’s five-wicket victory over Bangladesh for a place in the semifinals of U-19 World Cup in West Indies. It was India’s sweetest moment in the tournament yet, as Bangladesh had beaten them to the trophy in the previous edition. Today, all the talk in the CRPF camp is about Rajinder and Ravi. “Kal tak toh koi Rajinder ko yahan janta nahi tha. Aaj sab saheb jante hai (Until yesterday, no one knew Rajinder here. Today, all the officers know)… Ravi ka papa Rajinder is the talk of our ...
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ICC U19 World Cup: Young pacer Ravi wreaks havoc as India oust defending champions Bangladesh to enter semis | Cricket News – Times of India

COOLIDGE (ANTIGUA): Left-arm seamer Ravi Kumar bowled a sensational opening spell as India's 'class of 2022' exacted a sweet revenge, ousting defending champions Bangladesh by five wickets to enter the semi-final of ICC U-19 World Cup here on Saturday. India will meet Australia in the semi-final on February 2, having won an unprecedented seven out of nine U-19 World Cup quarter-finals. All Over: Sealed with a SIXIndia U19 have advanced to the semi-final of #U19CWC with a 5-wicket win over Banglade… https://t.co/ByknHtG9FT— BCCI (@BCCI) 1643483392000Son of a CRPF personnel, the Uttar Pradesh-born Ravi, who has followed footsteps of his illustrious state senior Mohammed Shami to ply his trade for Bengal, ended with excellent figures of 7-1-14-3 on a tacky track as Bangladesh were all out ...
Rasheed hits unbeaten 90 to guide clinical India to U-19 Asia Cup final | Cricket News – Times of India
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Rasheed hits unbeaten 90 to guide clinical India to U-19 Asia Cup final | Cricket News – Times of India

SHARJAH: Shaik Rasheed hit an unbeaten 90 as India dished out a clinical performance to thrash Bangladesh by 103 runs here on Thursday and set up a summit clash with Sri Lanka in the Under-19 Asia Cup. One-down Rasheed made his runs in 108 balls to help India post 248 for eight after being invited to bat. Rasheed paced his innings to perfection after India had lost both their openers -- Angkrish Raghuvanshi (16) and Harnoor Singh (15) -- inside the 50-run mark, in the 17th overs. The Indian bowlers, then, produced a cohesive effort to bundle out Bangladesh for 140 runs in 38.2 overs. A spirited bowling performance from India help them reach the finals of the tournament.🇮🇳 - 243/8 in 50 overs🇧🇩… https://t.co/1Oq42uxO6M— AsianCricketCouncil (@ACCMedia1) 1640868614000Ariful Islam top-score...