Tag: Oca

OCA CEO’s son in age forgery scam!

Shubham Nayak, son of Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) CEO Bidyut Kumar Nayak, landed in the age forgery controversy that has bedevilled more than 30 young cricketers in Odisha, an overwhelming majority of them from the city of Cuttack, after it came to fore that the all-rounder's age is mentioned differently on the OCA website and weightage certificate submitted by him to the Sports department

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
No water bottles to be allowed inside Barabati during India-England ODI

To prevent any untoward incident in Barabati stadium like the bottle throwing incident during the India-South Africa T20 on October 5, the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) has decided not to allow water bottles and water pouches inside the Stadium during the upcoming one-day international (ODI) match between India and England in January

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Will not contest any more election: OCA secy

Cuttack: Secretary of Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) Asirbad Behera today said he would not contest the OCA elections henceforth as per the directive of the Supreme Court. The announcement of Behera came hours after the apex court accepted the Lodha Committee recommendation. “As per the recommendation of the Lodha Committee, I would not contest the […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Behera kingpin of age fudging by cricketers: Petitioner

Bhubaneswar: A day after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered a preliminary inquiry against 34 budding cricketers of the State for ‘age fudging’, petitioner Subrat Nanda alleged that Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) secretary Ashirbad Behera is squarely responsible for the misconduct of the players. “This age fudging by cricketers has been going on for […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Barabati ready to host IPL if State supports: OCA secy

With Mumbai, Nagpur and Pune ruled out as host grounds for IPL matches in May, Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) Secretary Ashirbad Behera on Wednesday said Barabati Stadium is ready to host the cricket matches provided the State government lends its full support

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
SC admits OCA petition on Lodha panel report

New Delhi/Cuttack: The Supreme Court on Thursday admitted the petition filed by the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) seeking to be an intervener in the case pertaining to the recommendations of Justice RM Lodha panel, which has suggested massive restructuring of the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI). The apex court directed the OCA to […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
OCA to challenge Lodha Committee report in SC

The Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) has decided to challenge the recommendations of the Lodha Committee in the Supreme Court

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
Chitgate: ED grills Ashirbad for 6 hours

For the first time since the chit fund scam came to fore, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday interrogated Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) secretary Ashirbad Behera for his alleged links with scam-tainted chit fund company Artha Tatwa (AT) group

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
OPL-chit fund link: Ashirbad deposes before CBI

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) secretary Ashirbad Behera on Monday deposed before the officials of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with alleged links of chit fund companies with franchisees of Odisha Premier League (OPL). Behera’s deposition carries significance following the January 6 arrest of Ranjan Das, the chairman of tainted chit fund firm […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
Wasim Jaffer New Chief Coach Of Odisha Senior Cricket Team
Wasim Jaffer New Chief Coach Of Odisha Senior Cricket Team

Wasim Jaffer has played 31 test matches for India and scored 1944 runs. He has also played two One-Day International matches

  • Wednesday, 14 July 2021
Odisha cricket body moves SC on Lodha panel report

New Delhi: The Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court seeking to be impleaded in the ongoing hearing on the implementation of Justice R.M. Lodha Committee recommendations for the "structural reforms" of the apex Indian cricket board.

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
ECB team discusses security scenario with Odisha admn

Bhubaneswar: In the backdrop of the embarrassing situation when spectators hurled projectiles during India-South Africa match last year, the state administration and the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) today assured an England Cricket Board team that all steps would be taken to ensure smooth matches at Barabati Stadium in future. A three-member ECB team today met […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Rashmi Ranjan Parida named coach of Odisha Ranji team

Bhubaneswar: Former player Rashmi Ranjan Parida was appointed coach of Odisha cricket team today. The working committee of Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) made Parida the coach of the state cricket team for the 2018-19 Ranji season. The move came a day after former Indian fast bowler from Odisha, Debasish Mohanty, who served as the coach […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Will Bhubaneswar Ever Host A Cricket Match?

  By Sandeep Sahu It is an arrangement that suits no one other than the mandarins of the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA). The players of the Indian and visiting team have to undergo the eminently avoidable hassle of commuting some 35 kms not just to play the actual match but also for net practice at […]

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021
End of the road for Odisha’s sports Czar?

By Sandeep Sahu The inevitable has happened. After resisting complying with the Supreme Court order to lay down office as per the recommendations of the Justice RM Lodha Committee, Asirbad Behera, the uncrowned king of Odisha cricket who had an uninterrupted 16-year long reign as the all-powerful ‘Honorary’ secretary of the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA), […]

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021