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Deccan Chargers bets on the youth brigade for the IPL-5 campaign

Hyderabad|India|March'2012: Deccan Chargers have signed five more uncapped players –Bengal’s middle-order batsman Abhishek Jhunjhunwala, left-arm fast bowler Atchuta Rao, all-rounder Syed Ahmed Quadri, right-arm pace bowler Veer Pratap Singh and left-arm spinner Sneha Kishore for the fifth edition of Indian Premier League.

Abhishek Jhunjhunwala and Veer Pratap Singh represent Bengal in the first-class arena.

Abhishek Jhunjhunwala is a regular one-down batsman with prior IPL experience whereas Veer Pratap Singh is an upcoming 20 year old, right-arm pace bowler.

Veer Pratap Singh, who is said to generate good pace and has already made an impression with his grit and determination in his debut first-class match against Delhi , has been selected under the supervision of N.P Singh, former Hyderabad medium-pacer and Kanwaljeet Singh, assistant-coach for the Deccan Chargers.

Hyderabad’s Syed Ahmed Quadri and left-arm Andhra pace-bowler, Atchuta Rao, come into the squad with an impressive Ranji season.

Deccan Chargers have also strengthened their spin department with the inclusion of Sneha Kishore, under-19 and Ranji one-day player from Andhra. The young left-arm spinner has been hand-picked by the veteran former left-arm spinner and national-selector, Mr. Venkatapathi Raju after screening 6 left-arm spinners from all across the country.

Mr. Venkat Reddy, COO, Deccan Chargers said he was delighted with the inclusion of these five youngsters.

“Deccan Chargers is pleased to announce the addition of five talented players namely Abhishek Jhunjhunwala, Atchuta Rao, Syed Ahmed Quadri, Veer Pratap Singh and Sneha Kishore to our registered squad. “

“Our focus is primarily to discover and groom young talent from the domestic circuit.”These players will provide more depth and variety to the Deccan Chargers squad. We believe that their induction in the squad will add immense value to the team.”

The announcement comes just two days ahead of the 5th March deadline, before which the teams need to decide on their final squads.

About Deccan Chargers: Deccan Chargers is an IPL franchise that represents the city of Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League. The Deccan Chargers franchise is owned by the Deccan Chronicle Holdings Limited. Deccan Chronicle is the most-read English daily in Andhra Pradesh.

Deccan Chargers turned the tide in their favour by winning the second season of IPL -2009 in South Africa and making it to the semi-finals in the IPL-2010.

The Deccan Chargers mascot represents a charging bull signifying strength, power and aggression while the red and gold bands on the flag stand for dominance and victory.

-March 2012

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