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After U-19 World Cup snub, Mayank Shandilya lets his performance do the talking

Mayank Shandilya was over the moon when his best friend Dinesh Bana smoked the winning six against England in the U-19 World Cup final. He saw teammates Nishant Sindhu, Garv Sangwan and Dinesh Bana celebrating the title on television at his home in Bhiwani, Haryana. “It was a mixed feeling watching Nishant, Dinesh and Garv celebrating the title. I missed the bus by a whisker. My performance was not up the mark,” Shandilya told The Indian Express from Kolkata. “I just told myself that if they can do it, then why not me? All four of us have represented Haryana since our Under-14 days. We won the Vijay Merchant Trophy together a few years ago. I just wanted to perform,” added Shandilya, who took the Cooch Behar (Under-19) Trophy by storm, both with the bat and the ball. The 18-year-old sco...
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Ahead of inaugural World Cup, Shantha Rangaswamy wants BCCI to revise U-19 rule for female cricketers | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: BCCI Apex Council member Shantha Rangaswamy has written to the Board to revise the hospitalisation reimbursement policy for female cricketers besides seeking a rule change to ensure "the best available team" for the inaugural Women's U-19 World Cup next year. The ICC recently announced that age group World Cup will finally take place next year after it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. BCCI sources told PTI that the top brass has received a letter from Rangaswamy covering the existing U-19 rule for women cricketers and the hospitalisation scheme for senior team members. "BCCI has a policy that in the domestic U-19 tournaments, a player who has played for four years cannot participate in the U-19 championship even if the age is well below 19. This ostensibly has been...
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Shane Warne gave me huge platform during first IPL: Ravindra Jadeja | Cricket News – Times of India

MOHALI: Ravindra Jadeja was already an U-19 World Cup champion when he joined the Rajasthan Royals camp in the first edition of IPL back in 2008 but it was Shane Warne's belief in the youngster's ability that made him an instant hit among fans. Royals won the first IPL and Jadeja did play his part, albeit as a finisher, slogging his way into Warne's good books and was named ‘The Rockstar'. As the world mourned the shocking death of 52-year-old Warne in Thailand's Koh Samui, Jadeja, it seemed, is still trying to fathom the reality of the tragedy that has hit millions of cricket fans hard. “It was a shocking news. The moment I heard it, I was so sad and I wasn't feeling well. I found it difficult to believe that this can be true,” Jadeja said when asked about his time spent with Warne. Wh...
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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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Maharashtra Sports Commissioner seeks action against Rajvardhan Hangargekar for age fraud

Maharashtra State Sports Commissioner Omprakash Bakoria has written to the BCCI seeking “strict action” against India U-19 World Cup-winning member Rajvardhan Hangargekar for age fraud. In a letter dated February 8, Bakoria wrote to BCCI secretary Jay Shah that the pacer had altered his birth date from January 10, 2001 to November 10, 2002 and was thus over-age when he competed in the recently-concluded U-19 World Cup. “The conduct of Mr Rajvardhan Hangangekar is against the sports integrity and ethics. It deprives fair play and results into damages to the reputation of the nation. Therefore, you are requested to take strict action in accordance with the law,” Bakoria wrote. The letter has also been marked to secretary of Maharashtra Cricket Association Riyaz Bagban. Bakoria further wro...
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Ranji Trophy: U-19 World Cup-winning captain Yash Dhull smashes century on first-class debut | Cricket News – Times of India

GUWAHATI (ASSAM): Delhi batter Yash Dhull on Thursday registered a century on his first-class debut in the ongoing Ranji Trophy Elite Group H contest. Dhull scored a ton against Tamil Nadu in the ongoing Elite Group H contest here at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati. 𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝘼 𝙈𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩! 👌 👌💯 on Ranji Trophy debut! 👏 👏This has been a fantastic batting performance from Yash Dhull in… https://t.co/erF6TPmgdA— BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) 1645083025000Sent out to open, Dhull brought up his century off just 133 balls with the help of 16 boundaries. In the ongoing match, Tamil Nadu won the toss and opted to bowl first. It was that kind of a knock! 👍 👍Tamil Nadu players appreciate and applaud @YashDhull2002's fine hundred on debut.… https://t.co/YAyOBE8CV1— BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) 164...
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Under-19 World Cup star set to join Punjab Kings

As a kid, 19-year-old Raj Angad Bawa would often wear the then Kings XI Punjab jersey and cheer the team’s captain Adam Gilchrist and former Indian all-rounder, Yuvraj Singh. Bawa, whose five-wicket-haul made him a star for India in the final of the ICC U-19 World Cup, was picked up by Punjab Kings for two crores. During the auction, Bawa followed the action from his hotel room in Bhubaneswar where he is quarantining ahead of the Ranji trophy campaign. “I remember watching the home side Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as a kid and would often dream about playing for it one day. I have been a fan of Adam Gilchrist and Yuvraj Singh in his earlier days, and I would cheer for the team. To be picked for the home side feels great and it’s a special feeling for me to get...
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U-19 World Cup winners Vicky Ostwal, Kaushal Tambe in Maharashtra Ranji Trophy squad

Two members of India’s U-19 World Cup winning squad, left-arm spinner Vicky Ostwal and all-rounder Kaushal Tambe have made it to the Maharashtra Ranji Trophy squad. The Maharashtra senior selection committee reposed its faith on Ostwal, one of the most successful bowlers in the U-19 tournament held in the Caribbean and Kaushal Tambe, an off-spinner and an aggressive batter, known to finish matches. Ostwal hails from the picturesque hill-station of Lonavala and then settled on the outskirts of Pune, while Tambe, a son of a senior police officer, hails from Pune itself. Maharashtra are placed in Elite Group G for the coveted domestic tournament and will play their league matches in Haryana from February 17. The team will be led by seasoned campaigner Ankeet Bawane, while attacking top...
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U-19 World Cup: VVS Laxman lauds BCCI and its structure after India’s fifth triumph | Cricket News – Times of India

NORTH SOUND (Antigua): Moments after India's unprecedented fifth U-19 World Cup title triumph, National Cricket Academy (NCA) head VVS Laxman lauded the BCCI for running a world-class youth structure and organising innumerable, competitive age-group tournaments. Having battled a COVID-19 outbreak in their camp which nearly derailed their campaign, India beat England by four wickets in the final of this edition to extend their dominance in the age-group showpiece. "I think the BCCI has to be complemented. The number of matches and tournaments each age group level gets to play, whether U-16, U-19 or U-23... unfortunately due to COVID-19 they didn't get to play any tournament and that's why I think this tournament win is very special," Laxman said after the victory. 2⃣0⃣0⃣0⃣ 🏆2⃣0⃣0⃣8⃣ 🏆2⃣0...
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U-19 World Cup triumph shows future of Indian cricket is in safe, able hands: Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated Team India on winning the U19 World Cup title, saying the performance shows that the future of Indian cricket is in safe and able hands. "Extremely proud of our young cricketers. Congratulations to the Indian team for winning the ICC U19 World Cup. They have shown great fortitude through the tournament. Their stellar performance at the highest level shows that the future of Indian cricket is in safe and able hands," tweeted Modi. Extremely proud of our young cricketers. Congratulations to the Indian team for winning the ICC U19 World Cup. They… https://t.co/Mulc4cVgI9— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1644115458000India lifted a record fifth U19 World Cup title after defeating England in the summit clash here at the Sir Vivian...
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India win U-19 World Cup for fifth time, cricket world lauds the feat

India Under-19 cricket team outplayed the English side by four wickets and grabbed the record fifth U-19 World Cup title on Saturday. The keeper-batter Dinesh Bana showed the world a replica of MS Dhoni as he hit the winning shot just like Dhoni’s in the 2011 World Cup final at Wankhede. Raj Bawa took 5 for 31 as England lost wickets early in their innings before 95 from James Rew restored hope in the push for a first trophy since 1998. After such dominance, Twitter went berserk and many former greats started wishing the Indian team. Reactions: A fantastic performance througout in the #U19CWC 2022 🔝 🏆 Congratulations #BoysInBlue 👏 👏#INDvENG pic.twitter.com/c8vEBAsHop — BCCI (@BCCI) February 5, 2022 Congratulations to the #BoysinBlue & the entire nation for winning the...
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U-19 World Cup: India beat England by 4 wickets to clinch record fifth title

The two unbeaten sides met at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua and Barbuda as England went in search of only their second title, but it was India who extended their record of most tournament wins. Raj Bawa took 5 for 31 as England lost wickets early in their innings before 95 from James Rew restored hope in the push for a first trophy since 1998. It was not to be as both Shaik Rasheed and Nishant Sindhu made fifties before Dinesh Bana crashed back-to-back sixes to seal the win. 𝙄𝙣𝙙𝙞𝙖 𝙐19 𝘼𝙧𝙚 𝙏𝙝𝙚 #𝙐19𝘾𝙒𝘾 2022 𝘾𝙃𝘼𝙈𝙋𝙄𝙊𝙉𝙎! 🔝 🏆 A fantastic performance by #BoysInBlue as they beat England U19 by 4⃣ wickets in the Final! 🙌 🙌 #INDvENG This is India's FIFTH Under 19 World Cup triumph. 👏 👏 Scorecard ▶️ https://t.co/p6jf1AXpsy pic.twitter.com/bQzABDFUpd — BCCI (@BCCI) February 5...
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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 U-19 World Cup Final: Everything working for them, red-hot India take on England | Cricket News – Times of India

Having successfully overcome a Covid-19 outbreak in their camp that saw their campaign almost derailed after as many as seven players were infected with the virus, India’s Under-19 team is writing an inspirational story of its own at the junior World Cup in the West Indies. Gunning for their fifth title after crushing Australia by 96 runs in the semifinal, a buoyant India — even more fired up after a pep talk by Virat Kohli — face England, who, after beating Afghanistan by 15 runs in the first semifinal are aiming for their first crown in 24 years, in the final of the 2022 Under-19 World Cup at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Saturday. While the head coach is former India all-rounder Hrishikesh Kanitkar, the Under-19 team is also being guided by batting legend VVS Laxman, ...
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U-19 World Cup: Australia claim third spot after beating Afghanistan | Cricket News – Times of India

ST JOHN'S: A fine all-round performance from Nivethan Radhakrishnan fired Australia to third place in the ICC Under 19 Men's Cricket World Cup with a two-wicket win over Afghanistan. The ambidextrous all-rounder took three for 31 to limit Afghanistan to 201 all out batting first, before notching a half-century in the chase. Australia were made to sweat but eventually snuck home with five balls to spare. Australia defeat Afghanistan by two wickets and finish third at the 2022 #U19CWC 👏 https://t.co/o8zWnFUX1B— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) 1644007151000Afghanistan, hoping to better their previous best result in this tournament - fourth in 2018, won the toss and elected to bat at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua and Barbuda. However, two early wickets for William Salzmann (3-...
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U-19 World Cup: Left-arm spinner Vicky Ostwal making heads turn

Vicky Ostwal’s ability to generate turn and bounce has made him an asset for India at the ongoing ICC U-19 World Cup. Add to it his pinpoint accuracy and it’s no surprise that the left-arm spinner has troubled all the teams in the competition. The Indian team was affected by a Covid-19 outbreak but Ostwal is one of the few players to have played all the matches. The lanky youngster is third on the wicket-takers’ list with 12 scalps in five games, including a fifer against South Africa. Going back in time, his coach Mohan Jadhav, who has watched Ostwal from close quarters for the past 10 years, tells The Indian Express: “He hates going for a run. He is a spinner, but has the mentality of a fast bowler. He is six feet tall and because of his height, causes trouble for batsmen with his bou...
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ICC U-19 World Cup: Full-strength India, Australia face off in blockbuster semifinal | Cricket News – Times of India

COOLIDGE (Antigua): Heavyweights India and Australia will face off in a blockbuster Super League semifinal of the ICC Under-19 World Cup here on Wednesday, having beaten their opponents on the field and Covid-19 off it, on their way to the last-four stage. India's preparations for the age-group showpiece were impacted heavily by the virus, with hardly any national camps or tournaments in the last two years except the recent Asia Cup. The four-time champions started the tournament on the right note, overcoming a good South Africa side by 45 runs, but soon ran into a situation where they were struggling to field a playing XI after multiple players were found to have contracted Covid-19 hours before their match against Ireland. Five members of the squad were unavailable for their second gr...
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ICC U-19 World Cup: Pakistan through to 5th-place playoff, UAE and West Indies finish on a high | Cricket News – Times of India

COOLIDGE (Antigua): Haseebullah Khan struck a half-century as Pakistan sealed their place in the fifth place play-off with a six-wicket victory over Bangladesh despite a fine hundred from Ariful Islam in the U-19 World Cup here. Bangladesh's innings was dominated by Islam, who arrived at the crease in the 12th over with his side on 23 for three and set about guiding them to a competitive total. Islam had fallen for single figure scores in his two previous innings in this tournament but quickly found his groove here and brought up his half-century with a glorious six over long-on. The 17-year-old continued to lose partners – Mehran Mumtaz proving particularly potent with three for 16 from his 10 overs – but kept his composure and accelerated at the death, striking three sixes in one Awai...
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U-19 World Cup: Pakistan through to 5th place play-off

Pakistan cemented their place in the 5th place play-off with a six-wicket victory over Bangladesh in Antigua and Barbuda. Bangladesh’s innings was dominated by Ariful Islam, who arrived at the crease in the 12th over with his side on 23 for three and set about guiding them to a competitive total. Islam had fallen for single-figure scores in his two previous innings at this tournament but quickly found his groove here and brought up his half-century with a glorious six over long-on. The 17-year-old continued to lose partners – Mehran Mumtaz proving particularly potent with three for 16 from his 10 overs – but kept his composure and accelerated at the death, striking three sixes in one Awais Ali over to move into the nineties. His century, from 118 balls, arrived midway through the 49th o...
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U-19 World Cup: Sri Lanka advance to 5th place play off, Uganda beat Scotland to finish 13th | Cricket News – Times of India

NORTH SOUND: Captain Dunith Wellalage led from the front as Sri Lanka defeated South Africa by 65 runs to advance to the fifth place play-off at the ICC U-19 men's World Cup here. Tournament's leading wicket taker Wellalage shone with the bat as he struck 113 from 130 balls to help Sri Lanka post 232 for 6 on Sunday. Huge win for Sri Lanka 👏They have defeated South Africa in the play-off semi-final by 65 runs!#SAvSL | #U19CWC https://t.co/BoKpDS3anQ— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) 1643570947000Chasing the target of 233, the Proteas scored well but lost wickets cheaply as they were bundled out for 167 as Sri Lanka set up a meeting with either Bangladesh or Pakistan. Sri Lanka won the toss and Wellalage chose to bat and it was not long before the star man was out in the middle. Open...