Kamlesh Nagarkoti’s return delayed again, ruled out of Emerging Teams Asia Cup

Kamlesh Nagarkoti last played a professional match in February 2018, since when he has been out with injury. He had been named in the India squad for the Emerging Teams Asia Cup but has now been replaced by Shivam Mavi.

Promising all-rounder Kamlesh Nagarkoti, who is known to have the ability to cross the 140 kph barrier on the speed gun consistently, has been ruled out of the Emerging Teams Asia Cup. The BCCI Medical Team informed on Friday that Nagarkoti is unwell and will not be able to take part in the tournament.

Nagarkoti had been eyeing a return to action in the Emerging Teams Asia Cup. He last played in a professional game on February 14, 2018, when he represented Rajasthan in a Vijay Hazare Trophy group game against Tamil Nadu.

Nagarkoti’s U-19 World Cup teammate Shivam Mavi has been named as his replacement in the squad. The squad also includes Arman Jaffer, Wasim Jaffer’s nephew.

India have been placed in Group B alongside Bangladesh, Hong Kong and Nepal, while Group B consists of Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Oman.

India squad: Vinayak Gupta, Aryan Juyal, BR Sharath (Captain), Chinmay Sutar, Yash Rathod, Arman Jaffer, Sanveer Singh, Shivam Mavi, Hrithik Shokeen, SA Desai, Aditya Thakare, SR Dubey, Kumar Suraj, P Rekhade & Kuldip Yadav

Meanwhile, the All-India Junior Selection Committee also picked the India A, India B and India C teams for the upcoming U-19 Challenger Trophy to be played in Hyderabad from November 11. The tournament will also feature Nepal ‘A’ as the fourth team.

India A: Dhruv Chand Jurel (capt. & wk), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sai Sudarshan, Jay Gohil, Sameer Rizvi, Arjun Murhty, Nitish Kumar Reddy, Kritagya Kumar Singh, Aman Bhadoriya, Rishabh Bansal, Purnank Tyagi, Prince Yadav, Dashrath Kumar, Aniket Reddy, Debopratim Haldar. Coach: Paras Mhambrey

India B: Tilak Varma, Sagar Dahiya, Yash Dhull, Priyam Garg (capt.), Siddhesh Veer, Kruthik Krishna (wk), Divyansh Joshi, Atharva Ankolekar, Ravi Bishnoi, Nirmal Kumar, Akash Singh, Aquib Khan, Vivek Kumar, Nehal Pajni, Harsh Jamwal. Coach: Abhay Sharma

India C: Divyaansh Saxena, Arjun Azad, Pradosh Rajan Paul, Shashwat Rawat, Varun Lavande, Kumar Kushagra (wk), Sourav Dagar, Shubhang Hegde (capt.), Ravi Roshan, Vikrant Bhadoriya, CTL Rakshan, Dhanit Raut, Vidyadhar Patil, Arya Sethi, Yousuf Mujtaba. Coach: Hrishikesh Kanitkar.

(With PTI inputs)

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