“It was a fantastic show by the team. Without some key players we took one match at a time. But honestly I never thought we would win all the games in this manner.
Tamil Nadu’s unbeaten run in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy continued, as they beat Bengal by eight wickets in the Elite Group B match at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Monday.
On Saturday, 38 teams reached their respective venues to kick-start India’s domestic season, which will be held simultaneously across six cities.
Lanky medium-pacer Aswin Crist has made a remarkable comeback into the Tamil Nadu T20 team after a gap of three years.
TNCA has also decided that disqualification period will be applicable to Apex Council members. Previously, only the office-bearers came under its ambit.
The team will be without the services of seasoned India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, Washington Sundar and T Natarajan, who are away in Australia on national duty.
The 35-year-old was instrumental in the team winning Vijay Hazare Trophy and Deodhar Trophy in 2017, where he picked up 16 and six wickets, respectively.
The TNCA has received the order and it is learnt that Rupa Gurunath will consult lawyers before sending her reply.
Tamil Nadu’s Ranji Trophy winning captain S Vasudevan has been appointed chairman of the state senior selection committee.
“The CAC will meet on Monday to decide about the selection committee. The composition of the panel will be based on Lodha committee recommendations.
The training camp for the state cricketers is expected to start from Thursday if there is no rain.
Many players have been training at indoor facilities in the city. R Ashwin trained for a while at his academy before going to the UAE for IPL.
It has to be be noted that the TNCA banks on school and college grounds to conduct its league matches.
D Vasu said that Murali Vijay has a good chance to play in place of Suresh Raina for CSK and must grab the opportunity.
The association has informed clubs of the proposed restart to the 2019-2020 season, which is subject to government clearance.