Sreesanth stripped of captaincy of Kerala team

Thiruvananthapuram: Pacer S Sreesanth was replaced as captain of Kerala for 2010-11 season by all-rounder Raiphi Vincent Gomez, though he was named in the list of probables.

Robert Fernandez will be vice-captain of the team, Kerala Cricket Association said after announcing list of probables for the senior side.

Another notable change was the absence of Tinu Yohanan, the first Test cricketer from the state, from the 25-member list.

The probables were chosen by the selectors at a meeting held here, KCA said in a release.

The players will have extensive match practice in Kerala and outside the state, it said.

The probables: Raiphi Vincent Gomez (Captain), Robert Fernandez (vice-captain), Sreesanth, Rohan Prem, Abishek Hegde, Rakesh K J, V A Jagadeesh, Sony Cheruvathoor, Sachin Baby, Arun Paulose, Sebastian Antony, P Prasanth, Sambasiva Sarma, C P Riswan, Arjun NK, Jineesh, Ramesh Kumar, Surjith, Sreejith, Sunil Thomas, C M Thejas (wk), Prasanth Pramaeswaran, Manu Krishnan and Niaz N.

PTI

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