THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Raiphy Vincent Gomez has been named as the captain of the senior Kerala cricket team for the 2010-11 season.
Raiphy replaces Rohan Prem who captained Kerala in the last season.
The senior selection committee, which met in Thiruvananthapuram, named Robert Fernandez as Raiphy's deputy. They also named 25 probables including S. Sreesanth for this season. Wicketkeeper batsman Vinan G. Nair, who had a miserable season last year, has been omitted from the list of probables.
The probables will take part in three or four all-India tournaments like the KSCA Trophy, Buchi Babu and Moin-ud-Dowla tournament this season. The final squad of 15 for the Ranji Trophy tournament will be named based on the performances in these tournaments.
The probables: Raiphy Vincent Gomez (captain), Robert Fernandez (vice-captain), S.Sreesanth, Manu Krishnan, N.Niaz, Rohan Prem, Abhishek Hegde, K.J.Rakesh, V.A.Jagadeesh, Sony Cheruvathur, Sachin Baby, Arun Paulose, Sebastian Antony, P.Prasanth, Sambasiva Sarma, C.P.Riswan, N.K.Arjun, Jineesh, Sreekumar Nair, Ramesh Kumar, Surjith, Sreejith, Sunil Thomas, C.M.Thejas and Prasanth Parameswaran .