Sports Reporter ;
IKNOOR Singh will lead Vidarbha’s 15-member squad in the Under-16 Vijay Merchant Trophy (3-day tourney) to be played in Cuttack from December 1 to 23. VCA’s junior selection committee, headed by P Vivek, which met on Wednesday, also named five stand-by players for the tournament. Adhyan Rauthan will be Iknoor’s deputy in the team being coached by Amit Pagnis.
Vidarbha will play Haryana in the tournament opener. Other teams in the group are Kerala Himachal Pradesh, Manipur and Chandigarh. Team: Iknoor Singh (C), Adhyan Rauthan (VC), Tushar Kadu, Krishna Tiwari, Adi Bajaj, Sridhar Sharma, Anand Tale, Arnav Sinha, Submitta Gawai, Sarthak Dhabadgaonkar, Parth Khure, Ayush Kumar, Sangram Rathod, Vedant Kuraria, Parth Borgaonkar. Stand-bys: Amey Gotefode, Saras Nerkar, Aditya Bhargava, Prathmesh Kumbhare, Vivek Bishnoi. Coach: Amit Pagnis. Asst Coaches: Azher Sheikh and Sandip Singh. Manager: Rahul Chikhalkar. Trainer: Devendra Tibole.