Ravindra Jadeja denied permission to play Ranji final as Sourav Ganguly says ‘country comes first’: Report – cricket

India allrounder Ravindra Jadeja was denied permission to play within the Ranji Trophy final for Saurashtra in opposition to Bengal, which is about to happen on Monday at Rajkot, in accordance to a report. The request was made by Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) to BCCI, however since Jadeja is part of Indian ODI set-up, and is anticipated to characteristic within the upcoming ODI collection in opposition to South Africa, the BCCI president Sourav Ganguly denied him the permission to play citing “country first” coverage.

“I spoke to him [Ganguly] and was told that the board can’t allow Jadeja to play Ranji as country comes first,” Jaydev Shah, the SCA president was quoted as saying by The Indian Express.

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“If BCCI wants people to watch their premier domestic cricket then no international game should be held during Ranji final, henceforth. It’s my suggestion. Will BCCI keep an international match during IPL? No, because it gives money. Ranji Trophy can only be popularised if star players play at least in the finals. Don’t keep any international cricket during finals, have a proper window,” Shah additional mentioned.

“I would have loved to see him (Jadeja) play the Ranji Trophy final for us, why only Jadeja, I would have loved to see Mohammad Shami (for Bengal) also,” he added.

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Saurashtra entered their second successive Ranji Trophy final with a 92-run win over Gujarat on day 5 of their semifinal, on Wednesday. Saurashtra captain and lead pacer Jaydev Unadkar led from the entrance with a seven-wicket haul as Gujarat had been bowled out for 234 within the final session on day 5.

Unadkat additionally broke a 21-year-previous report for many wickets by a quick bowler in a single Ranji Trophy season. He completed the semifinal with a complete of 65 wickets. The report earlier belonged to Karnataka’s Dodda Ganesh for the 1998-99 season.

(With company inputs)

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