Gujarat were comfortably placed at 117 for 2 in 34 overs in reply to Uttar Padesh`s modest total of 219 all out in 73.4 overs at close on the first day of their quarterfinal match in the Buchi Babu Memorial cricket tournament here today.
Fine centuries from Mumbai batsman Shreyas Iyer and former Indian keeper Parthiv Patel, playing for Gujarat, lit up the third round of the ongoing Buchi Babu Memorial Cricket tournament here on Thursday.
Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association(UPCA) has undergone major alterations in the selection panel as former India off-spinner Gopal Sharma and Ranji stalwart Shashikant Khandekar were shown the door in the Dehradun meet on Sunday.
The Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) president Rajiv Shukla today announced that all the former first-class cricketers from the states will be rewarded with an ex-gratia payment ranging from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh in the coming days.
The West Indies` practice match against the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association ended in a draw but Chris Gayle got some runs under his belt ahead of the two-Test series against India with an entertaining half century on the third and final day here.
As the hype around senior Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar`s farewell Test series builds up, the West Indies will begin their month-long tour with a three-day practice match against the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association starting from Thursday.
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association scheduled here tomorrow is expected to be a stormy affair with some members likely to oppose the changes proposed to be made in the selection panels and functioning of the body.
Disappointed that the state team could not qualify for the Ranji Trophy`s knock-out round for a second consecutive year, UPCA has blamed the fiasco on lack of coordination between players and support staff.
In a bid to improve its domestic structure and provide the state players expert technical coaching, the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) is mulling on roping in a foreign coach and other experts.