Shillong, Dec 8: The senior men’s selection committee of the Meghalaya Cricket Association has selected 15 players for the prestigious Ranji Trophy.

Six standbys were also named by the MCA.

Meghalaya’s first game will be against Mizoram in Nadiad, Gujarat, from 13th December.

Guest professional Punit Singh Bisht will be the captain and Dippu Ch Sangma his deputy.

A preparatory camp for the players began at Mangaldai, Assam, on 5th December until they depart on 10th December. Only the final 15-member squad will leave for Gujarat, with the standbys returning to Meghalaya.

Meghalaya squad: Kishan Lyngdoh, Bamanbha Shangpliang, Sylvester Mylliempdah, Dippu Ch Sangma (V-C), Lerry Sangma, Tarique Anwar Siddique, Raj Biswa, Abhishek Kumar, Akash Kumar Choudhary, Arbin Singh, Md Nafees Siddique, Lakhan Singh, Swarajeet Das, Punit Bisht (C), Rajesh Bishnoi

Meghalaya standbys: Manish K Rai, Junjun Sangma, Shaisngi Lyngdoh, Rohit Shah, Pringsang Sangma, Sanvert B Kurkalang

Meghalaya support staff: Dheeraj Jadhav (head coach), Moisten Ch Marak (assistant coach), Himmat Singh (trainer), Surojit Biswas (physio), Raju D Sangma (manager)

Meghalaya fixtures:
vs Mizoram, 13th December, Nadiad
vs Sikkim, 20th December, Shillong
vs Bihar, 27th December, Shillong
vs Arunachal Pradesh, 3rd January, Anand
vs Manipur, 10th January, Shillong

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