Chennai: Punjab paceman Manpreet Goni will replace the injured Sudip Tyagi in the Chennai Super Kings squad for the Indian Premier League.

V.B. Chandrasekar, the side’s Head of Cricket Operations, said the lanky Tyagi was suffering from a back injury. “He is undergoing treatment at the NCA, should be out of action for some time,” he told The Hindu on Friday.

Tyagi, with his lively pace and bounce, had been impressive for Uttar Pradesh in the Ranji season.

Queried about the selection of Goni, Chandrasekar said, “I saw him bowl in the Punjab – Hyderabad Ranji match last season and liked what I saw. He is tall and strong, is nippy and takes the ball away.”

Chandrasekar said the foreign stars will begin arriving here from April 11.

Football tournament

Nine Chennai Football Association senior division teams and two promoted sides feature in the Deccan Chronicle trophy football tournament to be held at the Nehru stadium from April 6 to 13.

Briefing newsmen on Friday, M. Kumaresh, Vice President, CFA and Chairman of the organising committee, said that event was to be held on a knockout format.

The teams in the fray are ICF, SAI, Arrows FC, Madras Sporting Union, SBI, Chennai Customs, Chennai Soccer, AG’s Office, TSP and the promoted sides Don Bosco Annai Youth and Southern Railway. Entry is free for spectators.

Besant Nagar ‘A’ wins

Besant Nagar ‘A’ edged Madras Gymkhana ‘A’ 2-1 in a ‘A’ zone match in the Sanmar-TNTA league.

Other results: ‘B’ zone: Besant Nagar ‘B’ bt Indira Nagar ‘A’; ‘C’ zone: YMCA Nandanam ‘A’ bt Besant Nagar ‘C’ 2-1; YMCA Kilpauk ‘A’ bt Besant Nagr ‘C’ 2-1; ‘D’ zone: Mandavallipakkam bt Gandhi Nagar ‘C’ 2-1; Madras Club ‘B’ bt Presidency ‘B’ 3-0.

Last date extended

The last date for submission of application for Tiruvallur DCA selection for all age categories has been extended to April 7.

The application form may be obtained from TDCA office, c/o. Dr. Rabindran’s Health Care Center Pvt., Ltd.,, 212, MTH Road, Ambattur. For further details, call 9444441817.

Cricket camps

VB Cricket Academy will conduct its summer training camps and sessions at Guru Nanak College, the Mylapore Club and the Nest (Residential) from April 14 to May 17. Further details can be had from VBCA (9840563363).

Abdul Jabbar CA’s summer cricket coaching camp will be held between April 14 and May 31 at the CLRI ground, Adyar, Chennai, on all weekdays. For details contact: 9884165208, 9884165203, 9840123000.

The Alpha CA will conduct the annual cricket coaching camp for boys and girls above six years of age from April 21 to May 31 at the New Prince MHSS, Ullagaram, Chennai. For details, contact 9444247166, 22310230.

The Danish Cricket Academy in Kolathur will conduct a summer camp for boys aged between six and 19 at No. 10, 5th Street, Kambar Nagar, from April 13 to May 25. For details, call 94441 91587.

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