Ravindra Jadeja denied permission to play in Ranji Trophy final


New Delhi: India allrounder Ravindra Jadeja was denied permission to play in the Ranji Trophy final for Saurashtra.

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has denied permission for Saurashtra all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja to play in the Ranji Trophy final starting on March 9 owing to India’s international commitments.

Indian cricket board and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly cited ‘country first’ policy while turning down the request from Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA). Cheteshwar Pujara will play the final for Saurashtra and Wriddhiman Saha will turn out for Bengal.

However, Jadeja is part of the Indian ODI team that plays its first game against South Africa on March 12 — Ranji Trophy final starts on March 9 following which he will not be released to play the final.

Sourav Ganguly, the BCCI president, was requested by Jaydev Shah, the SCA president, to allow Jadeja to play.

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