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ICL name teams for inaugural T20 league

Published: Thursday, November 15, 2007, 3:35 [IST]
 
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Mumbai: The Indian Cricket League (ICL), a venture by the Essel Group, today announced the names of players in each of the six teams and their respective coaches for the upcoming ICL Twenty 20 tournament.

The announcement came along with the news of third practice camp, starting Nov 16, in which each team will practice in their respective cities.

The coaches of the teams will meet to decide the captains of the teams within a week.

The six teams in the inaugural league which wre unveiled last week in a function held at Mumbai were Mumbai Champs, Delhi Jets, Chennai Superstars, Hyderabad Heroes, Kolkata Tigers and Chandigarh Lions.

Twenty four international players - six South African, five Pakistani, four from England and New Zealand, two from Lanka and Ireland and one Australian - were equally divided in the six teams, according to an ICL press release.

ICL chairman (Executive Board) Kapil Dev said, ''We are thrilled to make this announcement as we reckon this is the most important piece of information before the tournament begins. We have ensured that the teams are balanced in every way and receive best facilities in terms of coaching, showcasing of their talent and exposure to international cricket. I wish all the players best of luck for the tournament.''

The Teams:

Chennai Superstars: Ian Harvey, V Devendran, R Sathish, Hemang Badani, Chris Read, Tamil Kumaran, Hemant Kumar, R Arnold, Sriram Sridharan, Syed Mohammed, Shabir Ahmed, Thiru Kumaran, J Hareish, Vasanth Sarvanan, R Jesuraj, Sanjeev Martin, G Vignesh and P Vivek. Coach: Michael Bevan.

Hyderabad Heroes: Anirudh Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Abdul Razzak, Azhar Mahmood, Syed Shahubuddin, Chris Harris, Nicky Boje, Stuart Binny, Inder Shekhar Reddy, Vinay Kumar, Ibrahim Khaleel, Kaushik Reddy, Bheema Rao, Alfred Absolom, Shashank Nag, P S Niranjan, Baburao Yadav and Zakaria Zuffri. Coach: Moin Khan.

Kolkata Tigers: Pervez Aziz, Darren Maddy, Abhishek Jhunjhunwala, Lance Klusener, Rohan Gavaskar, Upul Chandana, Deep Dasgupta, Abu Nechim, Shiv Sagar Singh, Boyd Rankin, Mihir Diwakar, Rajiv Kumar, Sayed Akhlakh Ahmed, Subhomoy Das, Sujay Tarafdar, Pritam Das, Anshu Jain and Ali H Zaidi. Coach: Darryl Cullinan.

Delhi Jets: Niall O'Brien, Mohnish Mishra, Taufiq Umer, Abbas Ali, Paul Nixon, Dale Benkenstein, J P Yadav, Ali Murtaza, T Sudhindra, Abid Nabi Ahanger, Sachin Dholpure, Abhishek Tamrakar, Shalabh Srivastav, Abhishek Sharma, Dishant Yagnik, Dhruv Mahajan, Abhinav Bali and Raghav Sachdev. Coach: Madan Lal.

Mumbai Champs: Vikram Solanki, Robin Morris, Nathan Astle, Kiran Powar, Shreyas Khanolkar, J.Van der Wath, Rakesh Patel, Avinash Yadav, Nantie Hayward, Subhojit Paul, Dheeraj Jadhav, Anupam Sanklecha, Ranjeet Kirid, Pushkaraj Joshi, Suyash Burkul, Raviraj Patil, Nikhil Mandale and Sridher Iyer. Coach: Sandeep Patil.

Chandigarh Lions: Sarabjeet Singh, Imran Farhat Dinesh Mongia, Hamish Marshall, T P Singh, Andrew Hall, Reetinder Singh Sodhi, Rajesh Sharma, Ishan Malhotra, Daryl Tuffey, Sumit Kalia, Chetan Sharma, Manish Sharma, Love Ablish, Bipul Sharma, Karanveer Singh, Amit Uniyal, Gaurav Gupta and Harpreet Singh, Coach: Balwinder Singh Sandhu.

Agencies 

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