Thursday, May 24, 2007

International Cricket Matches in Goa

This is the list of cricket matches involving international teams played on Goan soil.

At Bhausaheb Bandodkar Ground, Panaji (Panjim Gymkhana), a first class 3 day match between Ranji champions Tamil Nadu and the touring New Zealanders was played on 19th, 20th, 21st November 1988 Link

The Nehru Stadium at Fatorda, Margao has played host to 8 One day Internationals. Here is the list

1) Australia v Sri Lanka on 25 Oct 1989 Link

2) India v Sri Lanka on 8 Dec 1990 Link

3) New Zealand v West Indies on 26 Oct 1994 Link

4) India v New Zealand on 21 Nov 1995 Link

5) India v Sri Lanka on 28 Dec 1997 Link

6) India v Australia on 6 Apr 2001 Link

7) India v England on 3 Apr 2006 Link

8) India v Sri Lanka on 14 Feb 2007 Link

It has also played host to one youth one day international match
India Under-19s v New Zealand Under-19s on 10th March 1992 Link

In 1968, a 3-day match was organised between two handpicked teams for the benefit of the victims of that Koyna earthquake and was played at Dr Rajendra Prasad Stadium, Margao on 12th, 13th, 14th April 1968. The teams were called Goa Chief Minister's XI and the Maharashtra Finance Minister's XI. Goa Chief Minister's XI won the toss and decided to bat. The Goa Chief Minister's XI won by 146 runs. The players -
Goa Chief Minister's XI - Graham Dowling, Mark Burgess(both of New Zealand), Budhi Kunderan, Madhav Mantri, Bapu Nadkarni, Eknath Solkar, Vijay Bhosle, Shankar More, Sharad Diwadkar, Anwar Shaikh, Umesh Kulkarni
Maharashtra Finance Minister's XI - Prince Indrajitsinhji, Ramnath Parkar, Rusi Surti, Ajit Wadekar, M L Jaisimha, Dilip Sardesai, Manohar Hardikar, Erapalli Prasanna, Ramakant Desai, Padmakar Shivalkar, Kishore Rao

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Goans in India U-13 Soccer Squad

Goalkeeper Shilton Eusebio Fernandes has been chosen to captain the India U-13 team at the AFC Under 13 Football Festival South & Central Region in Dhaka from 2-9 May 2007.

Defender Jesmon Joannes Carvalho and striker Brandon Fernandes are the other Goans to have found a place in the side.

The other teams taking part in the AFC U-13 Football Festival at Dhaka are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Iran, Kyrygstan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

The India U-13 team is being coached by two Goans, Carlos Gomes and Eban Mesquita.

Source : AIFF