India news: September 29, 2011

'Injured' Suryakumar Yadav scores unbeaten 182

ESPNcricinfo staff

Suryakumar Yadav, the batsman who was omitted from the Mumbai Indians squad for the Champions League T20 on account of injury, has scored an unbeaten 182 in an under-22 tournament in Mumbai on Thursday. Yadav's omission from the MI squad on September 22 had left them with seven Indian players, which prompted their request for an additional overseas player for the tournament and resulted in theirs being the only team allowed to field five foreign players in the final XI.

Yadav was captaining the Chandrakant Pandit XI against Dilip Vengsarkar XI in a three-day match of the Shalini Bhalekar Trophy; on Wednesday he had fielded the entire day and bowled 6.3 overs as well, according to Hindustan Times. The paper also reported that he'd had surgery on an injured finger, which was the reason for his being withdrawn from the Mumbai Indians squad.

"As soon as we heard he was available, we picked him for this tournament," Yadav's team coach Deepak Patil told ESPNcricinfo. "We wouldn't play an unfit player. Our selectors had assessed and approved his fitness, and picked him to play."

The current event is aimed at selecting the Mumbai squad for the CK Nayudu Trophy, the national Under-22 tournament. Yadav is seen as a sure-shot pick and a possible captain.

He was one of six Indian players to be ruled out of MI's CLT20 campaign, along with Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, Munaf Patel, Ali Murtaza and Dhawal Kulkarni.

In addition to those six injured players, the CLT20 technical committee had announced that they had also received medical reports ruling out two more Mumbai players - Aditya Tare and Pawan Suyal - from the tournament. That left eight out of Mumbai's 23 contracted players unavailable for selection. It also meant the final 14-member squad had an equal number of Indian and overseas players, without a buffer to handle any potential injury to an Indian player. The organisers then allowed Mumbai to field five overseas cricketers in their playing XI, though other other IPL sides continued to be limited to four.

The MI media manager refused to comment on the issue.

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  • Dummy4 on October 3, 2011, 13:57 GMT

    we dont know the exact thing what has happened and we go on debating about the 5 player issue..lets wait till the truth finally comes out....

  • Sathiya on October 1, 2011, 9:00 GMT

    Guys, everyone missed out one thing... This guy is not injured. He was made injured in papers by the MI for asking 5 overseas players for the tournament. This is purely due to absense of sachin... shame on MI... still u mangaged 2 mere luck wins courtesy to malinga... quite easy... players are not playing cricket... the money is playing...

  • Pratyush on October 1, 2011, 8:12 GMT

    Just disgusting. And to think of it, Ambani & Co. have still managed to play despite these news reports. I wonder what makes men act like school boys some times.

  • Muhammad on October 1, 2011, 7:32 GMT

    If these are the ethics of CLT20 or IPL than what was wrong with Modi, at least he was a good band master. Shame on MI.

  • Dummy4 on October 1, 2011, 7:02 GMT

    just look back 2 d case of somerset...they dont have the keeper they rope in the keeper of minor league rather complaining abt non availablity of various playerss like mumbai matter the fact is that no indian team wud goona win even after indulging half the no. of indian teams of the total team in clt20....

  • Dummy4 on October 1, 2011, 6:45 GMT

    @sachin_vvsfan lol u r rite i dont watch it either....can someone tell me when are the finals so that may be i can find some time lol

  • Dummy4 on October 1, 2011, 3:08 GMT

    @whom who are telling they could have taken new Indian player from first class clt20 rules first before says they can only have those players who were there in the squad at the time of IPL....

  • Balaji on October 1, 2011, 2:39 GMT

    Well, the Indian sides definitely need overseas players. But would an Aussie/ SAF side need overseas players? they have a pretty good bunch themselves. In my opinion, CLT20 quality is much better than IPL. It would have been even better if we had only the IPL finalists and not 4 sides from there

  • Dummy4 on September 30, 2011, 22:47 GMT

    The decision has taken the value out of the tournament, should they win......

  • sri on September 30, 2011, 19:03 GMT

    Who cares? Who is watching CLT20 anyways? BTW when is semifinal/finals?

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