Ranji Trophy 2017: Irfan Pathan axed as Baroda captain; Deepak Hooda set to assume role

The BCA secretary said Pathan was dropped to give the youngsters in the side a chance.

IANS, October 30, 2017

All-rounder Deepak Hooda will replace veteran pacer Irfan Pathan as the captain of the Baroda Ranji Trophy team, Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) secretary (in-charge) Snehal Parikh has confirmed.

File image of Irfan Pathan. AP

File image of Irfan Pathan. AP

"We will have Deepak Hooda as the captain and opener Kedar Devdhar will be the vice-captain of the side," the BCA secretary told IANS over phone on Sunday.

Pathan, who led Baroda in the first two matches, was dropped before their tie against Tripura on 1 November.

However, the BCA secretary said the 33-year-old was dropped to give the youngsters in the side a chance.

"See, Irfan has played the first two matches, we have a system and we will have to follow it, this has been done to make a young team. We have to give the youngsters a chance," Parikh said.

Updated Date: Oct 30, 2017





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