Yuvraj released for crunch Ranji tie

Published: Thursday, March 17, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Kolkata:India reserve Yuvraj Singh has been released from the ongoing second Test against Pakistan here to play an important domestic match.

Yuvraj will turn out for Punjab in the Ranji Trophy semi-final against Bombay starting at the Wankhede stadium in Bombay on Friday.

Mohammad Kaif will take over Yuvraj's duties as 12th man for the rest of the second Test, Indian cricket board secretary Karunakaran Nair said.

With the Ranji Trophy semi-final ending on March 22, left-handed Yuvraj will remain contention for the third and final Test starting in Bangalore on March 24.

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