Punjab Cricket Association Senior Selection Committee which met at the IS Bindra-PCA Stadium in Mohali today, has appointed Jeevanjot Singh captain for the first match against Himachal Pradesh to be played at Dharamshala from October 6 in the absence of skipper Harbhajan Singh and his deputy Yuvraj Singh. Due to non-availability of Captain Harbhajan Singh and Vice-captain Yuvraj Singh for the first match of North Zone Ranji Trophy in 2017-18 seasons.Harbhajan Singh has been appointed captain for the season 2017-2018 while Yuvraj Singh will be the vice captain, according to PCA secretary R.P. Singla. Harbhajan Singh is not available for first few games and Yuvraj Singh will miss the Dharamshala match due to fitness test in NCA Bengaluru. In the absence of both captain and vice Captain Jeevanjot Singh would lead the side in the first match. In the absence of both captain and vice-captain, Jeevanjot will lead the side in the first match, the PCA said. Yuvraj will join the side in the second match to be played at Mohali and will lead the team, the sports body added. Squad: Jeevanjot Singh (captain), Pargat Singh, Shubman Gill, Uday Kaul, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Taruwar Kohli, Mayank Siddana, Abhishek Gupta (wicketkeeper), Siddharth Kaul, Barinder Sran, Sandeep Sharma, Manpreet Singh Grewal, Shubek Gill, Raghu Shivam Sharma and Abhishek Sharma, Ajay Ratra (coach).
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