TAMIL NADU CRICKET
Cricbuzz Staff in Chennai •
TNCA first division league champions Grand Slam will have Yo Mahesh captaining the side in the new season. © Getty
The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) will wait for the Supreme Court’s July 4 hearing on implementing Lodha Committee’s recommendations before taking a call on the dates for the Annual General Meeting (AGM). “We will have to abide by the court’s ruling.
A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court had adjourned the BCCI hearing on the Lodha Committee reforms last month. Only after the ruling, can we take a call on dates for holding the AGM or any other major decision. For now, we don’t have a choice but to adopt the wait and watch approach,” said a TNCA official, after the conclusion of the executive committee (EC) meeting here on Tuesday.
The official hopes that next month’s verdict will help TNCA function as a normal association. “We didn’t have the AGM last year. It is important that the ruling comes through,” he added. During the one-and-half-hour-long meeting, it was decided that the opening ceremony and match of the third edition of Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) will be held in Tirunelveli while the final will be held in Chennai on August 12.
Yo Mahesh to lead Grand Slam:
TNCA first division league champions Grand Slam will have Yo Mahesh captaining the side in the new season. The 30-year-old will take over from L Suryapprakash who had the led the side last season. “Suryapprakash has moved to Vijay CC this year. Yo Mahesh is an experienced hand and we chose to go with him,” said a source. Apart from Yo Mahesh, Grand Slam is also likely to have the services of Aushik Srinivas, Abhishek Tanwar, Ganga Sridhar Raju and S Lokeshwar. Meanwhile, Vijay CC will have Malolan Rangarajan leading the side. Shahrukh Khan, who played for Jolly Rovers in the previous season, has now shifted allegiance for Vijay CC.
MCC, which makes a comeback into the first division league after 27 years, will have U-19 World Cup winner Abhishek Sharma. The 17-year-old all-rounder from Punjab was one of the many stars during victorious U-19 campaign.