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Tag: Odisha Cricket Association

India vs SA T20 at Barabati: OCA procures super sopper from Australia to prevent washout
India vs SA T20 at Barabati: OCA procures super sopper from Australia to prevent washout

Super sopper, procured from Australia at a cost of Rs 50 lakh, can dry up ground within 30 to 45 minutes in case of rain.

  • Friday, 03 June 2022
Wasim Jaffer
Odisha Cricketers Have Talent, But Need Confidence Booster: Chief Coach Wasim Jaffer

Wasim Jaffer has joined as the chief coach of Odisha cricket team

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Why Is India Cap Ungettable For Odisha Cricketers?

Cricket in Odisha was at its glorious best from 1997 to 2002 when Debasis Mohanty, Sanjay Raul and Shiv Sunder Das represented the country in Test or One-Day Internationals. The…

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Odisha Ace Cricketer Madhuri Mehta Eyes Surprising Comeback In Indian Team
Odisha Ace Cricketer Madhuri Mehta Eyes Surprising Comeback In Indian Team

Bhubaneswar: First international women cricketer from Odisha, Madhuri Mehta is eyeing to make a astounding comeback to the national team. The 29-year-old ace batsman scored the highest runs in the Women’s Cricket League conducted by the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) which concluded on Wednesday. Madhuri played five matches notching 299 runs which included a ton […]

  • Tuesday, 06 April 2021
OCA Awaits Govt Nod For Odisha Cricket League T20 Tournament

Cuttack: In the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic situation, the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) is waiting for the necessary approvals from the State government for hosting the mega Odisha Cricket League (OCL) T20 tournament. OCA Secretary Sanjay Behera on Tuesday said, “We have sought permission fro0m the Odisha government and trying to get the necessary […]

  • Thursday, 08 April 2021
Odisha Cricketer Sushree Dibyadarshini Selected For Women’s T20 Challenge

Bhubaneswar: Sushree Dibyadarshini, a cricketer from Odisha has been selected for the upcoming Women’s T20 Challenge to be played from November 4 to 9 in UAE. Confirming the development, Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) on Sunday informed that Sushree has been picked for team Velocity which will be captained my Mithali Raj. Sushree hails from Dhenkanal […]

  • Sunday, 11 April 2021
Ranji Trophy: OCA To Award Players, Staff Rs 1 Lakh Each If Team Secures Place In Final

Cuttack: Odisha Cricket Association on Sunday announced to award cash prizes for players, coach and other staff of the State cricket team if it secures the final berth in the ongoing Ranji Trophy season. Odisha stormed into the quarter finals of the Ranji season after 3 years of absence from the elite domestic cricket tournament […]

  • Monday, 19 April 2021
Age Fudging Resurfaces In Odisha Cricket, Two Players Get BCCI Ban

Cuttack: Two cricketers from Odisha have been banned for two seasons by the BCCI from playing domestic cricket after being found guilty of fudging their age in under-23 tournaments. The banned cricketers identified as Somen Chand and Biswajit Mallick who were registered with the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) have been banned from playing in 2021-22 […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021
OCA Launches Mobile App To Check Age-Fudging

Cuttack: After being haunted by age-fudging controversy for the past several years, the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) has finally come up with a mobile application to curb the illegal practice. The mobile application was rolled out during the annual general body meeting of the State cricket body here today. The app has a central database […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Odisha Cricket Association
India-West Indies Cuttack ODI: Updates On Offline Ticket Sale

Cuttack: With excitement level of cricket fans hitting fever pitch in Odisha ahead of the much-awaited ODI between India and West Indies in the State, the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) on Monday issued some important guidelines pertaining to the offline sale of tickets for the December 22nd event at Cuttack Barabati Stadium. As per the […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
India-West Indies Barabati ODI; Lesser Number Of Tickets Likely For Fans

Cuttack: Allaying apprehensions over the conduct of the upcoming India-West Indies one day international (ODI) cricket match at Barabati on December 22, Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) on Tuesday maintained that necessary steps are being taken to ensure that the match is held as per schedule. OCA secretary Sanjay Behera informed that already the work order […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
Odisha Cricketer Natraj Behera Announces Retirement

Bhubaneswar: Citing underperformance and fitness issues, Odisha cricket player Natraj Behera announced his retirement from all formats of the game on Monday. Behera informed the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) about his retirement through a letter. “The Odisha Cricket Association had high expectations from me. However, I was unable to perform well for the last several […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021
Odisha Cricket Association
Hopeful To Host India-West Indies ODI at Barabati: Odisha Cricket Association

Cuttack: Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) on Wednesday informed that it has not yet lost hope and is keen to host the upcoming India-West Indies One Day International match at Barabati stadium here on December 22. OCA secretary Sanjay Behera informed that BCCI has assured to release funds as demanded by the association to make the […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021
Odisha Cricket Association Election
Sanjay Behera Elected Odisha Cricket Association Secretary

Cuttack: The battle for control over Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) concluded with Sanjay Behera being elected secretary of the association in the election of the office bearers held today. Sanjay Behera, son of former OCA secretary Ashirbad Behera, got 45 votes out 75 while his nearest rival Naba Patnaik could poll only 25 votes. A […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021
Ponzi Scam Case: CBI Files Chargesheet Against OCA, its ex-honorary Secy

New Delhi: The CBI has charged the Odisha Cricket Association and its former honorary secretary Asirbad Behera in connection with a probe into ponzi scam involving the Artha Tatwa (AT) group, officials said on Thursday. The agency has filed its supplementary charge sheet before a special CBI court against three private persons including Behera, Kamalakanta […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
Uncertainty Looms Large Over OCA Elections

Cuttack: The Committee of Administrator (CoA) of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has asked all the state cricket associations to complete elections by September 14. However after the BCCI’s directive to state associations to grant membership to various cricketing clubs involved in training and shaping budding cricketers, questions are being raised if […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
OCA election
OCA election runs into rough weather

Cuttack: Uncertainty looms large over the conduct of Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) elections as the process for appointment of electoral officers is yet to begin. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had fixed July deadline for completing the necessary formalities for appointment of electoral officers. Though the elections in several State associations […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Ahead Of India-WI ODI In Cuttack, Legendary Kapil Dev To Visit Barabati!

Cuttack:  With barely a few months left for the scheduled ODI between India and West Indies to be played at Barabati stadium in Cuttack, the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) has stepped up its preparations, making necessary arrangements to successfully host the match. As bulk of the infrastructure including flood-lights of the stadium was damaged during […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 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
Producing more international players will be a big boost for Odisha cricket: Vijay Dahiya

Bhubaneswar: An international wicket-keeper, coach and also a cricket commentator. Vijay Dahiya has donned many hats. Recently he was in Bhubaneswar to call the Vizzy Trophy Final live for Star Sports. This was the first occasion that the inter-zonal university cricket championship played in the ‘Temple City’ was aired live on a national television channel […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
CBI probe continues into age fudging by Odisha cricketers

Bhubaneswar: The CBI continued its investigation in connection with the alleged misrepresentation of age by junior cricket players of Odisha and inspected some documents at Bhadrak Municipality Office today. The inspection was carried out following an earlier notice sent to 10 municipalities in the State. Yesterday, CBI verified the documents of some players at the […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
India-Bangladesh Women’s Cricket series in Bhubaneswar called off

Bhubaneswar: The 3 ODIs and 3 T20s to be played between Indian Women Cricket Team (A) and Bangladesh Women’s Team in Odisha was called off due to lack of proper lodging facilities in Bhubaneswar. Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) working committee chairman Dhiren Palei on Friday informed that the matches scheduled to be held in Bhubaneswar […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
India-Sri Lanka T20 at Barabati: Police Commissioner reviews security

Bhubaneswar: Twin city Police Commissioner YB Khurania reviewed the security arrangements for the international T20 cricket match between India and Sri Lanka in the upcoming Paytm Series to be played at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on December 20. The meeting held at the headquarters of Commissionerate Police in Bhubaneswar was attended by various senior police […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
OCA gears up for India- Sri Lanka T2O at Barabati in December

Cuttack: Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) is hopeful of getting the requisite infrastructure ready for the upcoming international T20 match between India and Sri Lanka to be played at Barabati stadium on December 20. Senior officials claimed that already preliminary preparations for the much awaited T20 match has begun. As the team India led by skipper […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Age fudging returns to haunt OCA: U-19 player dropped from squad

Cuttack: Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) on Thursday dropped Anurag Kanojia, a U-19 player, for alleged discrepancies in the documents submitted by him as proof of age. The officials of the association confirmed that the decision to drop Kanojia was taken after a deviation was found in the date of birth in the certificates and documents […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Odisha Cricket Association files affidavit in SC on Lodha reforms

Cuttack: After taking a unanimous decision to abide by the reforms recommended by the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee, officials of the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) today filed an affidavit in the apex court on implementation of the recommendations. As per the recommendations of the Lodha Committee, elections to the post of various office bearers of […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Bali Jatra hurdle for Barabati to host India-New Zealand T-20

Cuttack: Hopes of cricket lovers in Odisha to enjoy a T-20 match at their home ground Barabati Stadium were dashed after Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) today expressed helplessness to organise the match scheduled for November 4. In a letter to BCCI, the State cricket body said the scheduled match between India and New Zealand is […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
OCA financial irrgularity
OCA strongly refutes financial irregularity charges

Cuttack: The former secretary of the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) Ashirbad Behera on Saturday rubbished the allegations of financial irregularity in OCA. At a press conference here, Behera said, “Even the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) audit report has no such mention about it. I don’t know how such report of irregularity […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Panel formed to manage OCA affairs

Cuttack: The Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) today formed a five-member internal managing committee to manage its activities. A decision to this effect was taken at an emergency meeting of the OCA at its office in Barabati Stadium premises here in the presence of former OCA secretary Asirbad Behera, president Ranjib Biswal and all 67 former […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
IPL 2017
OCA recommends 10 Odisha players for IPL 2017

Cuttack: The Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) today recommended the name of 10 players the state to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for their auction in the 10th edition of the Indian Premiere League (IPL) starting from April 5. The 10 players are Biplab Samantray, Gobinda Poddar, Suryakanta Pradhan, Dipak Behera, Basant […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Barabati ODI: India, England teams arrive in Bhubaneswar

Bhuaneswar: The India and England teams arrived in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday for the second One Day International (ODI) of Paytm series scheduled to be held at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on January 19. The players came to Hotel Mayfair from the city airport in box carcade format. The Commissionerate Police have made elaborate security arrangements […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Sale of tickets for Barabati ODI begins

Cuttack: Countdown for the much-awaited one day international (ODI) day and night match between India and England scheduled at Barabati Stadium in the Millennium city on January 19 began today with the sale of tickets. Talking to media persons, Prasant Kumar Tripathy, Assistant General Manager (AGM), State Bank of India (SBI) said tickets would be […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Ind vs Eng ODI: Commissionerate Police to hold preparatory meeting today

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to ensure full security to players and smooth conduct of India vs England ODI match scheduled on January 19 at Barabati Stadium, the Commissionerate Police will hold a meeting at the Police Commissioner’s office here today to discuss in details about the preparations. Senior officials of the Commissionerate Police, Odisha Cricket […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 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
Asirbad Behera
SC whip: Asirbad, Ranjib, OCA office-bearers quit en masse

Cuttack: Acting the directive of the Supreme Court, secretary of Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) Ashirbad Behera, president Ranjib Biswal and all OCA office-bearers today quit their respective post today. Talking to OTV, Behera said no office-bearers of OCA had in fact quit their post. “The fact is that the Supreme Court on January 2 this […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Who will replace OCA secy Asirbad Behera?

Cuttack: As the 16-year rule of Asirbad Behera, secretary of Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) is over with the final verdict of the Supreme Court all eyes are now on his successor. Not only Behera, almost all members of OCA including its president Ranjib Biswal would be relieved of their post as per the order of […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Asirbad Behera
Ouster of BCCI president will not affect India-England ODI at Barabati: OCA

Cuttack: The Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) today made it clear that the sacking of Anurag Thakur, president of Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI), by the Supreme Court will have no effect on the One Day International match between India and England scheduled to be played at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on January […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Asirbad Behera
Barabati ODI: India, England teams to arrive in Bhubaneswar on Jan 18

Cuttack: The Team India and England teams will arrive in Bhubaneswar on January 18 for the second One Day international scheduled to be held at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on January 19, the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) said today. “As decided, both the teams were scheduled to check in at Hotel Mayfair in Bhubaneswar on […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Ensuing India vs England ODI at Barabati to go cashless

Cuttack: The Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) today decided to go cashless for the ensuing India vs England ODI on January 19 at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. Following a crucial meeting of the Odisha Cricket Association council here, OCA Secretary Ashirbad Behera informed all payments of the State cricket body above Rs 500 against bills […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Age fudging: Petition filed against six more U-19 Odisha cricketers

Cuttack: Involvement of six more cricketers of the Odisha U-19 cricket team in age fudging has come to fore after a petition has reportedly been filed with Sports Integrity Wing of CBI and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The cricketers against whom the petition has been filed by the All India […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021

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