Didn't know selectors were present: Baba Aparajith
Didn't know selectors were present: Baba Aparajith

After starring in South Zone's comprehensive 116-run victory with plenty of overs to spare over Central Zone in the Deodhar Trophy quarter final here on Saturday, century-maker Baba Aparajith said he was not aware the national selectors were watching the game.

Baba Aparajith ton helps South Zone whip Central to enter Deodhar Trophy semis
Baba Aparajith ton helps South Zone whip Central to enter Deodhar Trophy semis

Riding on Baba Aparajith's splendid century, South Zone crushed a hapless Central Zone by 116 runs with 13.3 overs to spare in the Deodhar Trophy quarter final at the Wankhede Stadium, here on Saturday.

South Zone face Central Zone in Deodhar Trophy opener
South Zone face Central Zone in Deodhar Trophy opener

South Zone have a chance to avenge their loss to Central Zone in the Duleep Trophy final earlier this month when the two teams line up here tomorrow at the Wankhede Stadium in the quarter final of the five-day Deodhar Trophy limited overs tournament.

Karn Sharma, Asad Pathan shine in Railways' third straight win
Karn Sharma, Asad Pathan shine in Railways' third straight win

Leggie Karn Sharma celebrated his India call-up by guiding Railways to a five-wicket win over Madhya Pradesh in a Central Zone match of the Vijay Hazare one-day tournament here on Monday.

Mukul Dagar century helps UP beat Rajasthan by 75 runs
Mukul Dagar century helps UP beat Rajasthan by 75 runs

Uttar Pradesh rode on opener Mukul Dagar's fine century and a clinical display from their bowlers to beat Rajasthan by 75 runs in a Central Zone leg match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy here on Monday.

Sathish, Badri star in Vidarbha win despite Pankaj Singh's heroics
Sathish, Badri star in Vidarbha win despite Pankaj Singh's heroics

 Vidarbha's outstation professionals Ganesh Sathish and India discard Subramanium Badrinath made significant contribution as the hosts hammered Rajasthan by 134 runs in a Central Zone leg match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, here on Friday. 

Ton on debut for Kaushik, Nandi takes five as Railways beat UP
Ton on debut for Kaushik, Nandi takes five as Railways beat UP

Left-handed opener Abhishek Kaushik struck a century on List A debut while off-break bowler Arnab Nandy grabbed five for 46 as Railways beat Uttar Pradesh by 39 runs in a Central Zone leg match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Central beat South by 9 runs in exciting Duleep final
Central beat South by 9 runs in exciting Duleep final

Central Zone spinners, led by captain Piyush Chawla, weaved magic on a helpful track to steer the team to the Duleep Trophy title with a thrilling nine-run triumph over South Zone here today.

Duleep Trophy final: Rahul hits another ton as South in firm control
Duleep Trophy final: Rahul hits another ton as South in firm control

Opener K L Rahul continued his dream form as he blazed his way to a brilliant unbeaten 121 after a classy 185 in the first innings as South Zone looked in cruise control in pursuit of 301 against Central in the Duleep Trophy final, here on Saturday.

Duleep Trophy final: Exciting finish on cards as Central make comeback
Duleep Trophy final: Exciting finish on cards as Central make comeback

After two days of shoddy performance, Central Zone finally lifted their game on Friday to grab a crucial lead and ensure that the Duleep Trophy final against South Zone heads for an exciting finish with a couple of days still left.

MS Dhoni told me there's nothing "lucky or unlucky": Pankaj Singh
MS Dhoni told me there's nothing "lucky or unlucky": Pankaj Singh

 Pankaj Singh might not be best pacer that India has ever produced but no one can ever question the commitment of this lion-hearted bowler from Rajasthan. But if you speak to Pankaj about being distinctly unlucky during his debut Test match against England at Southampton, the lanky bowler will tell you what skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni told him during the tour.

Duleep Trophy final: Ton-up Lokesh Rahul gives South Zone lead
Duleep Trophy final: Ton-up Lokesh Rahul gives South Zone lead

 Karnataka batsman Lokesh Rahul gave the selectors some food for thought before the upcoming Australia tour after the opener struck a classy century to give South Zone a vital first innings lead against Central Zone on Day 2 of the Duleep Trophy final, here on Thursday.

Gutsy Central Zone take on fiery South Zone in Duleep Trophy final
Gutsy Central Zone take on fiery South Zone in Duleep Trophy final

A talented Central Zone team led by Piyush Chawla is aiming to come out firing all cylinders when it squares off with an equally combative South Zone side in the final of the Duleep Trophy, starting here on Wednesday.

Mumbai to host Deodhar Trophy next month
Mumbai to host Deodhar Trophy next month

Mumbai would play host to the Deodhar Trophy inter-zonal One-Day domestic tournament from November 29 to December 3, as per the calendar chalked out by the Cricket Board (BCCI).

HI appoints Maharaj Krishan​ Kaushik as central zone's high performance manager

Hockey India (HI) Monday appointed Olympian Maharaj Krishan Kaushik as the high performance manager for the Central Zone.

Duleep Trophy: Mahesh Rawat scores century for Central on last day of match
Duleep Trophy: Mahesh Rawat scores century for Central on last day of match

Mahesh Rawat scored a century and combined well with lower-order batsmen to pile on the misery of the North Zone bowlers as Central Zone's Duleep Trophy semifinal ended in a draw here on Saturday.

Duleep Trophy: Jalaj Saxena, Naman Ojha sent North Zone bowlers on a leatherhunt
Duleep Trophy: Jalaj Saxena, Naman Ojha sent North Zone bowlers on a leatherhunt

Central Zone's MP duo of Jalaj Saxena and wicketkeeper batsman Naman Ojha took full advantage of dropped catches sending an inexperienced North Zone attack to the cleaners as they posted 344 for three at stumps, on the first day of their Duleep Trophy semi-final, here on Wednesday.

Rajasthan under-19 player slams record 18 sixes in double ton
Rajasthan under-19 player slams record 18 sixes in double ton

 A Rajasthan under-19 player named Aditya Garwal on Tuesday hit 18 sixes and 22 fours en route to a record brilliant unbeaten 263 off 151 balls against Railways in a Vinoo Mankad Trophy central zone one-day match here.

Harbhajan Singh to miss Duleep semi-final, Gautam Gambhir to captain North
Harbhajan Singh to miss Duleep semi-final, Gautam Gambhir to captain North

In a big setback for North Zone ahead of the Duleep Trophy semi-final against Central Zone, captain Harbhajan Singh has been forced to sit out due to viral fever as Gautam Gambhir will step in as the leader, here on Tuesday.

One held for betting in current India-England test series

A businessman was arrested here today for allegedly accepting betting from punters for the ongoing fourth Test Cricket Match between India and England, and Rs 92,000 cash and other material used in betting was seized from him, police said.