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Sikkim eye first win


GANGTOK,: After successfully hosting First Class matches, the Sikkim Cricket Ground at Mining is set to host two under-25 matches this month.

Sikkim will play its two remaining matches in Col CK Nayudu Trophy at home – against Punjab starting on February 5 and against Mizoram from February 12.

Sikkim, which has been placed in Group B, lost their first five matches against Bengal, Jammu & Kashmir, Tripura, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

For the remaining two fixtures, at home, Sikkim Cricket Association has added two new players to the 15-member squad.

The selectors have asked Anurodh Rai and Suman Chettri to join the squad for home matches.

With the play-off chances already over, Sikkim would be looking to avoid going winless in the tournament by getting a victory or two at Mining, where Sikkim holds 100 per cent win record. 

Squad: Arun Chettri, Roshan Kumar Prasad, Pranesh Chettri, Saurav Kumar Prasad, Anwesh Karan Sharma, Robin Limboo, Rahul Kumar Prasad, Tarun Sharma, Ingsho Limboo, Md Aadil, Md Talim Arif Ahmed Ansari, Anurodh Rai, Ritik Gurung, Suman Chettri

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi