As Sachin Tendulkar eyes 200, son Arjun gears up for debut

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Updated: Friday, September 6, 2013, 17:12 [IST]
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Mumbai, Sep 6: Sachin Tendulkar's son, Arjun will get a taste of tough league cricket when he makes his debut for Young Parsee Cricket Club in the Kanga League (Dr HD Kanga Cricket League Tournament) here.

Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has restructured Kanga League from this year. The tournament will get under way on Sunday (September 8). Arjun, the 13-year-old left-hander will be playing outside the age-group categories for the first time, a report in "Indian Express" said on Friday.

Sachin eyes 200, son Arjun his first

While in the last few days, Sachin is under focus for his 200th Test, which could be his last, his son is gearing up for a special debut. Sachin had played in Kanga League from 12 years, for John Bright Cricket Club.

Arjun, however, is not the youngest to feature in the league. There is an eight-year-old boy named Mushir Khan, who is the youngest, the report added.

Tendulkar's son will be playing in the 'G' division for Young Parsee Cricket Club. The 'G' Division is known as Summer Vacation Shield. Mushir too will feature in the same division. He will make his debut for Sportsfield Cricket Club.

"He will be playing his first Kanga League where he will be competing with several under-17 and under-19 boys," an insider, who was not named, told the newspaper.

This year Kanga League is being played from September 8 to December 15. It was usually held from July to October. The matches, played on wet and uncovered wickets, on Sundays, tests batsmen's skills.

Arjun was recently dropped from Mumbai Under-14 probables list due to poor form.

Dr HD Kanga Cricket League Tournament, started in 1948 and is played on various grounds of Mumbai. The league was instituted in the memory of Dr Hormasji Dorabjee Kanga, who was a first-class cricketer and also a Indian selector. This year is the 66th edition of the league.

Many famous names of Indian cricket including Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar have played this league.


Story first published:  Friday, September 6, 2013, 12:05 [IST]
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