Chandigarh Team Begins Ranji Campaign, But Rivals Punjab on Top


UT Cricket Association has announced its team for the Ranji Trophy tournament which commenced at Punjab Cricket Association Mullanpur, also called Maharaja Yadvendra international Cricket stadium. The stadium saw its debut Ranji Trophy match.

Chandigarh’s is almost a new look team which is participating in the Ranji trophy.

Panchkula-based, Manan Vohra who played for Punjab Kings XI from 2013 to 2017, Rajasthan Royal, and Royal Challengers Bangalore is leading the team for this two-month-long Ranji campaign.

Panchkula-based, Manan Vohra

Chandigarh’s first match began against hosts Punjab. This will be followed by one against Madhya Pradesh which will take place in Indore from December 20 onwards.

The third match of Chandigarh will be against Gujarat. That match will be played in Ahmedabad from December 27 onwards.

Chandigarh’s fourth tie will be against Tripura. That match will be played in Agartala from January 3.

The team will play the last three matches of the tournament at Sector 16 Cricket Stadium in the City Beautiful.

Prabhsimran Singh’s double century

Punjab batsman Prabhsimran Singh

With Punjab dominating on Day 1, Punjab batsman Prabhsimran Singh scored a double century on the opening day. Invited to bat, Punjab openers Abhishek Sharma made 100 runs in 146 balls while Prabhsimran scored a swashbuckling 202 runs in 278 balls. At the close of play, Punjab were 342 for the loss of two wickets on Day 1.

Cousin brother of Punjab Ranji cricketer, Anmolpreet Singh, PrabhSimran Singh is an explosive wicket-keeper batsman and started playing serious cricket at a tender age of 8.

On Day 2 of Ranji Trophy match 2022-23, Punjab Captain Mandeep Singh scored a century, Punjab declared their innings at a score of 4/ 586.

Chandigarh Squad: Manan Vohra (c), Bhagmender Lather, Arjit Singh (wk), Gaurav Puri, Kunal Mahajan, Mohd Arsalan Khan, Akshit Rana (wk), Gurinder Singh, Abhijeet Garg, Gaurav Gambhir, Ankit Kaushik, Sandeep Sharma, Rohit Dhanda, Jagjit Singh Sandhu, Hartejassvi Kapoor

PCA Stadium, Mullanpur

Thec stadium has 7 pitches laid with black soil which has been brought from Haryana. In the next 6 months, the stadium will be ready for international matches, however domestic matches have been regularly played here. The stands are ready but the sitting arrangement is yet to be made, work is being done to ready the parking area and practise area, lights are yet to be installed and the B-ground is yet to be made ready.

Region’s first international cricket stadium to have herringbone drainage system

This kind of drainage will allow a matchto restart within 30 minutes even in case of heavy rains.

The herringbone system is the design for the main central pipe. The pipe runs down a slope and it is connected with numerous lateral pipes at acute angles. This design doesn’t require as much depth for excavated drains compared to other options that are available. This drainage design is being used at many football pitches and other stadiums in abroad. It has fewer junctions and can be upgraded with ease


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