The DDCA's senior selection committee headed by Yashpal Sharma rewarded teenager Himmat Singh by including him in the Gautam Gambhir-led Delhi squad that will host Saurashtra in the opening match of the Ranji Trophy starting December 7.
It couldn't have been a better birthday gift for Delhi's left-arm seamer Pradeep Sangwan as he received an e-mail from the BCCI confirming that his 18-month long doping ban has been lifted and that he can resume training with his state team.
The sixth edition of IPL, which was rocked by the spot-fixing scandal, has now been hit by a doping fiasco with Delhi and Kolkata Knight Rider`s promising left-arm seamer Pradeep Sangwan failing a random dope test during the cash-rich league.
An upbeat Delhi side will be looking for another outright win against a spirited Madhya Pradesh side in an Elite Group B Ranji Trophy match which will start at the Emerald High School ground from Tuesday .
Tamil Nadu rode on a gutsy half-century from India`s reserve opener Abhinav Mukund to take a vital 69-run first-innings lead against Delhi on the second day of their third round Ranji Trophy Elite Group match at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Friday.