Hyderabad, Feb 25 (UNI) Deccan Chronicle's Hyderabad Team Chief Executive Officer J Krishnan today said the organisation had fulfilled its commitment on encouraging sports, especially in cricket through the Indian Premier League (IPL).
While releasing an 18-member team for DLF-IPL T-20 cricket series commencing from April 20, he said they would promote sports in schools and colleges in the State.
Mr Krishnan said the Deccan Chronicle Holdings was blessed with a wonderful team, as it possess International and match-winning players.
Team Captain and test cricketer V V S Laxman said he was happy to lead one of the best teams and it was an exciting challenge for them. The team got match-winning players and Australian player Andrew Symonds would be an asset to the team, he added.
Laxman said the tean would focus on cricket and young talented players from Orissa and Andhra would be benefitted by playing with top-ranking players. The team is favourite to win the title, he added.
Team: VVS Laxman (Captain), Adam Gilchrist(WK), Andrew Symonds, Herschelle Gibbs, Shahid Afridi, Chaminda Vaas, Scott Styris, Chamara Silva, Nuwan Zoysa, R P Singh, Rohit Sharma, N Arjun Yadav, Dwaraka Ravi Teja, Pragyan Prayish Ojha, Doddapaneni Kalyankrishna, P Vijay Kumar, Y Venugopla Rao and Halhadar Das(WK).
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