Sandhu and Tim Ley share place in NSW XI during Coffs visit

Gurinder Sandhu will only play in the first innings when NSW and Tasmania meet in Coffs Harbour this week.
Gurinder Sandhu will only play in the first innings when NSW and Tasmania meet in Coffs Harbour this week. THEO KARANIKOS

CRICKET NSW selectors have announced one minor adjustment to the Toyota Futures League side to play Tasmania at C.ex Coffs International Stadium from Monday.

Gurinder Sandhu will only play the first innings of the match scheduled to go four days and will be replaced later by Sydney University's Tim Ley.

The left hand batsman and right arm fast-medium bowler is the first player of Indian descent selected in an Australian national team and will be one of the biggest drawcards of the game, along with Test fast bowler Trent Copeland.

No reason has been given for the alteration but there has been speculation the towering Sandhu is on the shortlist for recall to the Australian squad.

NSW Blues head coach Trent Johnston said naming the 12th man will be left until just before the scheduled commencement at 10.30am.

While the national and state players will be in the spotlight across the week, school cricket will also have an important role to play.

The North Coast final of the bcu T20 Blast will see seven schools from the region between Lismore and the Great Lakes visiting the city.

Boys will play their finals at Richardson Park in Sawtell with the girls heading to Toormina Oval.

Both rounds begin at 10am.

Former Test player and Tasmania Devils captain Jason 'Krazy' Krezja will represent the Australia Cricket Academy at the T20 games on the lookout for boys and girls with special talent for the national game.

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