V.V.S. Laxman has been named captain of the Hyderabad team that will take on Goa in the Ranji Trophy (Plate) Group match to be played here from December 1 to 4.

Hyderabad Cricket Association officials said that Laxman was asked whether he would be available for the match. “W

e are really pleased that he spontaneously accepted our request to play for the State since his Test commitments will be over after the on-going Test match against New Zealand,” the sources said.

But the HCA selectors once again ignored openers Tirumalasetty Suman and Benjamin Thomas.

The team: V.V.S. Laxman (capt), D.B. Ravi Teja, P. Akshath Reddy, Sashank Nag, Ibrahim Khaleel (wk), Ahmed Quadri, Alfred Absolom, B. Sandeep, G.H. Vihari, M.A. Khader, Kaneshkk Naidu, A. Lalith Mohan, Baseer, Paramveer Singh and P.S.S. Bharath. Coach: M.V. Sridhar .

WR-I in final

Western Region-I (Nagpur) and Northern Region-1 (Delhi) entered the final of the Power Grid Corporation inter-region cricket tournament here on Saturday.

The scores (semifinals):

Corporate Centre 130 for five in 20 overs (Udit 45, Sandeep Malhotra 42, Swapnil four for 31) lost to Western Region-I, Nagpur, 134 for three in 18.2 overs (Om Prakash 60, Atul 35, Sampath three for 22).

Northern Region-I, Delhi, 126 in 19. 2 overs (Manoj Ghokru 56, Kameshwara Rao four for 23, Narasimha three for 16) bt Southern Region 95 for six in 20 overs (Veeraju 31, C. S. P. Gupta 44 not out).

Army Green wins

Army Green recorded a 25-15, 17-25, 25-15, 25-19 win over Artillery Centre in the Kasala Ramaswamy & Lakshmidevi invitational prize money volleyball tournament for men at Audiahnagar Playground here.

For the winner, Sudhir and Dinesh combined well while for the loser Rajesh and Abraham put up a good show.

In another match, Army Red put it across SAAP Centre of Excellence 25-19, 25-22, 25-16.

Diana named captain

Diana David will lead the Hyderabad senior women's cricket team in the all-India senior women's Super League cricket tournament to be played in Ahmedabad from November 29.

The team: Diana David (capt), Gouher Sultana, Mamata Kanojia, Shravanthi Naidu, Soujanyanath, Sunitha Anand, G. Sindhuja, Suvarna Lakshmi, M. Shalini, M. Sneha, Nidhi Torvi, Ananya, Sangeetha, Arundathi and Sowmya. Coach: Abdul Bari Wahab. Assistant coach: Savita Nirala .

OU volleyball camp

The Osmania University coaching camp for men will be held at the Lal Bahadur Stadium from November 23 at 6.30 a.m. The players are to report to the coach Narsingam Reddy at the venue.

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