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Jammu & Kashmir cricket team to begin training in Baroda from Friday

The move came in the light of the developments in Srinagar which saw the players being asked to leave the Valley due to security reasons.

Jammu & Kashmir cricket team to begin training in Baroda from Friday
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The Jammu and Kashmir cricket team will start its preparatory camp in Baroda from Friday ahead of this year`s domestic season.

The move came in the light of the developments in Srinagar which saw the players being asked to leave the Valley due to security reasons. Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan who is now the mentor-cum-coach of the side had earlier confirmed the development.

"There are 27 boys who have assembled in Jammu, half from Jammu and half from Kashmir. We had a meeting and decided we would give an advertisement on television, on a local Kashmiri channel. So from there, the boys assembled in Jammu and the camp will be held in Baroda," Irfan told IANS.

The domestic season is underway with the Duleep Trophy. It will be followed by the domestic fifty-over tournament Vijay Hazare Trophy. The league round of Ranji Trophy is scheduled to begin on December 9.

The turmoil in Jammu & Kashmir has also seen the Cricket Association suspend all cricketing activities.

Speaking to IANS, a senior official of the JKCA had confirmed the same last month and said it was due to security reasons that the players were asked to leave the place.

The army had earlier issued a security advisory asking tourists and Amarnath pilgrims to leave the valley.