OCA to organise annual award ceremony for cricketers

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) on Thursday decided to give awards annually to the budding cricketers on Utkal Diwas, April 1.

This was decided at the OCA Council meeting held in Cuttack today.

"Champions, runners-up teams of the OCA domestic tournament and all other outstanding performers in the BCCI domestic tournaments will be awarded in the ceremony," a OCA release said.

Cuttack B team, the champion of Under-16 inter district cricket tournament, 2012-13 and Jajpur, the runners-up will be awarded with cash and trophy on April 1, 2013 in the first annual awards.

Meanwhile, the former Ranji cricketer and junior coach of the OCA, Dhirendra Kumar Rout has been appointed as the selector of the OCA Junior Selection Committee with immediate effect.

"He has been informed accordingly to observe the performances of the players in the ongoing U-19 Inter District Cricket tournament held from today at Cuttack, " the release said.