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Shillong: The Meghalaya cricket team is all set to leave for the twelfth edition of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, which will be played from January 10, 2021, a notification from the Meghalaya Cricket Association (MCA) said.
The state’s team is currently preparing for the tournament in West Garo Hills, where they are attending a 10- day training camp, after which they will depart for the series, competing against 38 teams for the coveted trophy.
MCA selection committee has submitted a list of 18 players under the senior men category for the 2020-21 season.
The Meghalaya Team is placed in the plate group, which is the bottom tier group for new teams who have been recently included to be a part of major domestic national cricket tournaments by the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India).
“The health and safety of all members of the teams, match officials, and state association staff members is central to our planning for the upcoming domestic season,” BCCI Secretary Jay Shah said, adding that he requested all the cricketing boards to strictly comply with COVID-19 guidelines.
The final list of players will also play Ranji Trophy and other domestic tournaments next year.
Meghalaya squad for Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2020-21:
Abhay Negi, Aditya Singhania, Chengkham Sangma, Larry Sangma, Akask Kumar Choudhary, Dippu Sangma, Yogesh Tiwari, Rohit Shah, Anish Charak, Wanlambok Nongkhlaw, Kilco Sangma, Shellingstar Thabah, Punit Bisht, Sanjay Yadav, Ravi Teja, Shiva Sangma, Wellmanson Passah, Shaisngi Lyngdoh
(Edited by Shankar Kumar Turha)