India news: September 29, 2011

'Injured' Suryakumar Yadav scores unbeaten 182

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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 The paper also reported that he'd had surgery on an injured finger, which was the reason for his being withdrawn from the Mumbai Indians squad.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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  • 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....

  • Sathiyanathan 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...

  • Prats6 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.

  • Hafeez_Malik 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.

  • 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 indians.......no 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....

  • 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

  • on October 1, 2011, 3:08 GMT

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

  • balajireddy 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

  • on September 30, 2011, 22:47 GMT

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

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

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

  • 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....

  • Sathiyanathan 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...

  • Prats6 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.

  • Hafeez_Malik 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.

  • 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 indians.......no 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....

  • 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

  • on October 1, 2011, 3:08 GMT

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

  • balajireddy 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

  • on September 30, 2011, 22:47 GMT

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

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

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

  • PanGlupek on September 30, 2011, 18:08 GMT

    @Rens: Thanks for a sensible response. I do take your point that no new recruitment is allowed, to avoid signig senior, non-IPL contracted players for one-off games. Maybe the IPL should consider working like the English Premier League football does: You're allowed to register a squad of (for example) 20 players, only 'X' number are allowed to be overseas, but you don't have to register home-grown players under the age of (for example) 20.

    That way, the franchise has no excuses for not being able to legally field 11 players, and in the event of a serious injury crisis, youngsters get exposure to top-class experience rather than having to wait till they're in thier mid-twenties before they get a look-in. Something to think about next season, maybe?

    As for the other point,no matter how much better Mumbai's physios are, it still doesn't look good when a team claims a player is injured, and is then seen playing somewhere else. Someone better have a good excuse!

  • Vasu_From_NJ_USA on September 30, 2011, 17:35 GMT

    Best yet, he is the only Mumbai player

  • vinayespn on September 30, 2011, 17:05 GMT

    This is shame and MI have got a situation on their hands. Its absolutely ridiculous to see them playing with 5 foreign players when an 'injured' player is scoring so big in other tournaments.

  • BigINDFan on September 30, 2011, 17:03 GMT

    Obviously the strategy worked since "Malinga the overseas specialist batsmen" won MI the first game against CSK. Also Pollard is thinking of relocating to Mumbai and play for India someday since WICB is not interested in their star players. He should be counted local. Sarcasm aside more overseas players means less opportunities for Indian players and that hurts India's cricketing future. Of course Yadav might end up playing in India's test XI being unscathed by IPL or CLT20 :-)

  • NairUSA on September 30, 2011, 15:20 GMT

    Mumbai Indians franchise management believes that they have an 'edge' with more overseas players than fielding rookie local players. After all, this is a 'for profit' business and all decisions will be made towards making profits - in this case, win most games using the best resources. So, Suryakumar naturally falls out of their radar as he is an unproven local lad. IPL teams are not in the business of producing and nurturing new talents for the Indian team. They are strictly there to promote their own business.

  • Rens on September 30, 2011, 14:12 GMT

    @PanGlupek , there are 2 important rules here, (1) No new recruitment is allowed, as it will help a team to pick an in-form non-IPL contracted player and it must be with in the auction purse. (2) not more than 4 foreign players are allowed in an IPL team playing 11. If at all any relaxation can be given, it can be in the rule 2, pick a playerfrom the squad. It is as simple as that. if rule 1 is relaxed MI can go and pick Wasim Jaffer or the likes which they always prefer than Symonds and KP or any english front liner. And it is reported that the player had a surgery on injured finger, so as per MI doctors he is unfit. I can easily conclude that MI has got better staffs than the Chandrakanth Pandit XI. But BCCI and MI management has to comment on it.

  • on September 30, 2011, 14:03 GMT

    I am not sure of the issue here.

    MI had made a request, which was accepted. I don't want blain MI but to governing body for allowing MI to play 5 foreign player. In my opinion, governing body should have asked MI to withdraw from tournament.

  • PanGlupek on September 30, 2011, 13:39 GMT

    When the IPL allowed Mumbai to pick a 5th overseas player, they said something like, "we'll do the same for all other sides in the same situation".

    My 1st thought was, "It's convenient that only the Indian teams actually have 5 overseas players in the 1st place, the rest have two, absolute tops". (take note, Gupta.Ankur, it might help explain "what the big deal is", regardless of whether it's Don Bradman or Ian Austin).

    My 2nd thought was, "Why should they be allowed another overseas player, can they seriously not find one 18-year old in the whole of Mumbai who deserves a chance due to these injuries?!

    Now one of these "injured" players is apparently fit enough to play a 3-day game, surely the IPL have to penalise Mumbai, whether this was a genuine mistake of thiers or not?!

  • on September 30, 2011, 13:37 GMT

    For a team captained by Harbhajan and Sachin, and run by Ambani, these intelligent strategies are not surprising.

    If it had been chennai or Bangalore, media would be jumping all over it bashing Srinivasan and Srikkanth.

  • on September 30, 2011, 13:37 GMT

    Don`t be harsh on Mumbai Indians before shouting about Surya Kumar first check whether this is the player for off late there are lot of mistakes in BCCI. If he is the perosn then it means that Mrs.Ambani is going all out to win this CLT20 and putting the pride of India at satke. Breach of trust. Any punishment.

  • SteamRoller on September 30, 2011, 13:30 GMT

    @Shantanu Bhattacharya - about ur quote 'CSK the less said the better'. What you have found irresponsible with regards to CSK management affairs. For the sake of making a comment you should not generalize everyone into the same jar. As far as I know the team is managed professionally till-date in all matters. If not it would be in limelight sooner rather than later with Indian press waiting to hawk on every small or big thing. I make this point as a neutral cricket lover and cricinfo follower and am no way related to CSK management.

  • on September 30, 2011, 13:26 GMT

    GRT then why didnt bcci select sachin ,yuvi, zaheer, sehwag ,rohit, munaf to ODI SERIES.

    WAKE UP BCCI selection comittee.. all our seniors were injured and they can play now i mean ../

  • symsun on September 30, 2011, 13:25 GMT

    In the absence of some of the senior players, MI mgmt played well to get more Foreign players in playing XI.

  • BapiDas on September 30, 2011, 13:24 GMT

    Shame on ANY ONE who would resort to these 'underhand' dealings but more so when it comes to supposedly 'professionals'! I can not imagine that Sachin Tendulkar is unaware of what is happening and I feel ashamed that my 'super hero' can be part of such a lowly act of deception!

  • on September 30, 2011, 13:12 GMT

    Contrast that with: THE FOUR IMPORTED FRONT LINE "MUMBAI INDIAN" BATSMEN TOGETHER SCORED 11 (ELEVEN) RUNS. Comparison is odious, since the opposing bowling units were different -- yet interesting. The rule changers, pl note!

  • on September 30, 2011, 12:58 GMT

    mumbai have to be ashamed and mee too.i always supported chennai and mumbai.in that i thought mumbai was a high standard team.now they have showed me how they can be least standard.now only team i can support is chennai.csk is a decsent team after all.roar csk.......................!

  • Haleos on September 30, 2011, 12:46 GMT

    @Gokul Kanda - why should mumbai indians fans be ashamed? its the decision of the franchsie. which team do u support? Do u hide your face with a blanket when ur team takes wrong decisions? guess not. Hypocrite.

  • on September 30, 2011, 12:45 GMT

    to be honest....i dont understaand a thing !! mi will lose the tournament !!! trinidad and tobago will win !!

  • xenon555 on September 30, 2011, 12:23 GMT

    Foul Play by Mumbai. Real champions like Chennai and New South Wales are going to dismantle Mumbai in the qualifiers.

  • on September 30, 2011, 12:22 GMT

    The only way to teach BCCI a lesson is to start boycotting these tournaments. But knowing India with its "chaltha hai" attitude, all these will be forgotten in a jiffy and life will go on.

  • on September 30, 2011, 11:41 GMT

    It looks like Mumbai Indians have pulled a fast on BCCI either with their knowledge or without. The injury looks more feigned considering that one (Suyal) of other two players mentioned was initially selected by the Indian selectors to play in the challenger trophy. It looks like trick to play a strong team done with the knowledge of BCCI. Shame on Mumbai Indians. Shame on BCCI.

  • on September 30, 2011, 6:30 GMT

    LOL 182 runs is pretty damn good for someone who is "unfit for a T20 game"....so he's unfit for a t20 game but then he can go play a THREE DAY GAME and be fine!!!! the wonderful world of indian cricket...amazes me everyday

  • Rens on September 30, 2011, 5:05 GMT

    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. It was MIs medical team declared he is unfit, and Chandrakanth XI team management declared him fit. May be he recovered fitness or may be he is unfit in MI standards, (fit in other team standards) . If MI wanted to play the trick here, they could have played the trick with some one else like Chahal where they can field a foreign player.

  • on September 30, 2011, 5:02 GMT

    This is indeed a shame. The three top teams in IPL are all owned by respectable corporate firms like Reliance, India Cements and Kingfisher. Yet they leave no stone unturned to ansure that they get breaks that are over and above the rules. They breaks the rules they themselves have made with impunity. Mumbai Indians wanted to play 5 foreigners. They were allowed. Royal Challengers wanted to play both Nannes and Gayle, even though Gayle had come in as a replacement and they were over their quote for foreign players and money spent. About Srinivasan's CSK the less said the better. The question is - is this the level of ethics and corporate governance they bring to their own companies? The lack of ethics is so palpable that is scares me to think this might be an example of Indian companies! Corruption is not just a government phenomena. Apparently it is rampant in successful private companies too!

  • Gupta.Ankur on September 29, 2011, 18:17 GMT

    I really don't know why such a big deal is being made out of this..........its not as if MI's 5th overseas player is "Don Bradman" or "Viv Richards"........

    Even after this 5th player exemption they are still doing poorly and winning because of their "fighting" spirit.....

  • on September 29, 2011, 18:03 GMT

    hahaha. Heading was hilarious. And indeed it is. Couple of days ago, selectors made a blunder couple of days ago by replacing an injured one with another injured. Still laughing.

  • on September 29, 2011, 16:26 GMT

    shame on mumbai indians ......forcing a player out inorder to play 5 foreigners.......mi fans should be ashamed too

  • on September 29, 2011, 14:59 GMT

    Ha Ha Ha.. Will Mumbai Include him in the Squad?

  • natmastak_so-called on September 29, 2011, 14:37 GMT

    he might have proved handy,considering Mumbai Indian's batting in ongoing champion's league.

  • on September 29, 2011, 13:46 GMT

    I would like to know as who decides "INJURED or NOT" "FIT or NOT", the management, the player himself, the doc, the technical committee, ? How it can be possible as one player is Unfit for one tournament and exactly at the same time, he is FIT for another? Is it that the team announces the injured or unfit because he didn't like the particular player or because of his form,? Well in this case FORM is not the issue, though?

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  • on September 29, 2011, 13:46 GMT

    I would like to know as who decides "INJURED or NOT" "FIT or NOT", the management, the player himself, the doc, the technical committee, ? How it can be possible as one player is Unfit for one tournament and exactly at the same time, he is FIT for another? Is it that the team announces the injured or unfit because he didn't like the particular player or because of his form,? Well in this case FORM is not the issue, though?

  • natmastak_so-called on September 29, 2011, 14:37 GMT

    he might have proved handy,considering Mumbai Indian's batting in ongoing champion's league.

  • on September 29, 2011, 14:59 GMT

    Ha Ha Ha.. Will Mumbai Include him in the Squad?

  • on September 29, 2011, 16:26 GMT

    shame on mumbai indians ......forcing a player out inorder to play 5 foreigners.......mi fans should be ashamed too

  • on September 29, 2011, 18:03 GMT

    hahaha. Heading was hilarious. And indeed it is. Couple of days ago, selectors made a blunder couple of days ago by replacing an injured one with another injured. Still laughing.

  • Gupta.Ankur on September 29, 2011, 18:17 GMT

    I really don't know why such a big deal is being made out of this..........its not as if MI's 5th overseas player is "Don Bradman" or "Viv Richards"........

    Even after this 5th player exemption they are still doing poorly and winning because of their "fighting" spirit.....

  • on September 30, 2011, 5:02 GMT

    This is indeed a shame. The three top teams in IPL are all owned by respectable corporate firms like Reliance, India Cements and Kingfisher. Yet they leave no stone unturned to ansure that they get breaks that are over and above the rules. They breaks the rules they themselves have made with impunity. Mumbai Indians wanted to play 5 foreigners. They were allowed. Royal Challengers wanted to play both Nannes and Gayle, even though Gayle had come in as a replacement and they were over their quote for foreign players and money spent. About Srinivasan's CSK the less said the better. The question is - is this the level of ethics and corporate governance they bring to their own companies? The lack of ethics is so palpable that is scares me to think this might be an example of Indian companies! Corruption is not just a government phenomena. Apparently it is rampant in successful private companies too!

  • Rens on September 30, 2011, 5:05 GMT

    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. It was MIs medical team declared he is unfit, and Chandrakanth XI team management declared him fit. May be he recovered fitness or may be he is unfit in MI standards, (fit in other team standards) . If MI wanted to play the trick here, they could have played the trick with some one else like Chahal where they can field a foreign player.

  • on September 30, 2011, 6:30 GMT

    LOL 182 runs is pretty damn good for someone who is "unfit for a T20 game"....so he's unfit for a t20 game but then he can go play a THREE DAY GAME and be fine!!!! the wonderful world of indian cricket...amazes me everyday

  • on September 30, 2011, 11:41 GMT

    It looks like Mumbai Indians have pulled a fast on BCCI either with their knowledge or without. The injury looks more feigned considering that one (Suyal) of other two players mentioned was initially selected by the Indian selectors to play in the challenger trophy. It looks like trick to play a strong team done with the knowledge of BCCI. Shame on Mumbai Indians. Shame on BCCI.