Paras Dogra on Puducherry radar

Though it is still not clear whether Abhishek Nayar has signed up yet, sources have confirmed to Sportstar that the association is ‘in the final stages of talks’ with both Nayar and Dogra.

A file photo of Himachal Pradesh's Paras Dogra in a Duleep Trophy match.   -  K.R. Deepak

Stepping into the Ranji Trophy fold for the first time, Puducherry is going big as far as roping in professional players is concerned. After offering a role to Mumbai stalwart, Abhishek Nayar, the Cricket Association of Puducherry — it has been learnt — is trying to rope in Paras Dogra as its second professional cricketer for the season.

Though it is still not clear whether Nayar has signed up yet, sources have confirmed to Sportstar that the association is ‘in the final stages of talks’ with both Nayar and Dogra.

Dogra has been playing for Himachal Pradesh since 2001 and has been one of the state’s most consistent performers.

While the sources claimed that the agreements could be signed soon, Dogra told Sportstar that nothing has been decided yet. “While playing league cricket in Chennai, I have got some informal offers from Puducherry, but nothing has been finalised yet,” Dogra said.

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