Deccan Chronicle Holding picks local players for IPL

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Hyderabad, Feb 23 (UNI) Deccan Chronicle Holdings Limited today selected eight local players, including one from Orissa, for its Hyderabad team in the IPL Twenty20 League.

N Arjuna Yadav, D Ravi Teja, N Sarveesh Kumar, Pragyan Prayish Ojha, D Kalyan Krishna, P Vijaya Kumar and Y Venugopal Rao were selected for the team from Andhra Pradesh and Halhadar Das W K from Orissa, based on the recommendations of its Selection Committee, headed by team Captain VVS Laxman, according to a release here.

Deccan Chronicle had successfully bid for eight outstanding overseas players -- Adam Gilchrist, Andrew Symonds, Herschelle Gibbs, Shahid Afridi, Chaminda Vaas, Scott Styris, Chamara Silva and Nuwan Zoysa and three Indian stars -- VVS Laxman, RP Singh and Rohit Sharma.

With the addition of eight local players, the company had fulfilled the franchisee's obligation to include under-22 players and players from the 'catchment area' in the Twenty20 squad.

The catchment area for the Hyderabad franchise included players from Andhra Pradesh and Orissa.

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