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Thatscricket- Cricket News - Surat gears up to host Duleep Trophy match

Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2001, 23:20 [IST]
 
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Surat: The preparations for hosting for the first time the four-day Duleep Trophy match from January 18 at the Lalbhai Contractor Cricket Stadium between West Zone and South Zone are going on in full swing.Surat District Cricket Association secretary Pramod Naik told reporters here on Tuesday that this is for the first time Surat is hosting such an important match. The match gains significance as the performance of the players in the Duleep Trophy match would determine their selection to the Indian team for the forthcoming series against Australia.He said that the ground had been converted into a lush green carpet, the outfield had been levelled with cutting of grass and wicket had been prepared with the help of experts.Mr Naik said that while collecting funds to make the event a grand success, the Surat People's Co-operative Bank donated Rs 2.5 lakh followed by Surat Municipal Corporation Rs two lakh with other business people also donating their mite. UNI

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