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OCA Apex Council Lauds State Administration

Cuttack: Shri Pankaj Lochan Mohanty, President Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) chaired the Apex Council Meeting of the Association was held today afternoon at OCA office.

In this meeting, the APEX Council has expressed its heartiest thanks to Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik, Shri Tusharkanti Behera (Minister, Sports & Youth Services, Shri V. K. Pandian, (Private Secretary to CM, Secretary to CM Transformation and Initiatives (5T)), Shri R Vineel Krishna, Commissioner Cum Secretary Sports & Y.S. Dept. Govt. of Odisha)

Apex Committee also expressed heartiest thanks to Shri Sourav Ganguly (BCCI) President), Shri Arun Kumar Dhumal (Treasurer, BCCI), Shri Abhisek Dalmia (Secretary, CAB), all the Member of Legislative Assembly for the gracious presence in the T-20 International match.

The APEX Council of Odisha Cricket Association has also expressed thanks to the entire police department Shri Sunil Kumar Bansal (DG Police), Shri Soumendra Kumar Priyadarshi, (Commissioner of Police, BBSR- CTC), Shri Pinak Mishra (DCP, Cuttack), Shri Prateek Singh (DCP, Bhubaneswar), Shri Pramod Rath(DCP, Crime).

Apex Council also thanks Dr. Suresh Chandra Dalai, (RDC (CD), DCP Traffic, Shri Santosh Kumar Upadhyay, (DG Fire), Shri Bhabani Shankar Chayani, OAS(Special Secretary) Collector & District Magistrate, Cuttack , Ms Ananya Das,(Ex-CMC municipal commissioner), Shri Subash Singh (Mayor, Cuttack), CDMO Cuttack & other Government officials. Special thanks to Sports & Youth Services department for actively involved during the T-20

International match played between India Vs South Africa at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack on 12th June 2022.

Whole hearted Support and Cooperation extended by all the departments of Govt. of Odisha. @odishacricketassociation @cricket_odisha @cricketodisha.

Also the APEX Council has expressed its thanks to the Chairman and Members of various Sub-Committees of OCA for their smooth co-ordination in their respective areas.

The Apex Committee welcomed the decision of Cricket Advisory Committee to have appointed Mr R Srikanth as the Lead Coach of Odisha Senior Men Team for the season 2022-23.

Also, approved the appointment of Purnendu Jena as the Head S & C Coach. Also it was decided that there will be two coaches pool for Senior & Junior group – they will be working the Odisha Cricket Academy and subsequently attached with the respective age group during BCCI Domestic 2022-23.

Also it was discussed that, Odisha Cricket Association has nominated 10 candidates for Hybrid Level-I coaching course in 2 batches, 1 candidates for the BCCI Curator workshop, 5 candidates for BCCI Umpiring Level-II course & 3 candidates for BCCI-NCA Level-I Strength & Conditioning Coaches workshop as part of the developmental program.

APEX Council discussed various developmental activity pertaining to Umpires, Coaches, Scorers & Tech Analysts upskilling programs will be conducted in near future.

Odisha Cricket Association will resume the cricketing affair for the Men – Super League of Kalahandi Cup and Women – Odisha Women T20 League for the season 2022-23 in near future.

Members present in the meeting were Sri Pankaj Lochan Mohanty (President), Sri Sanjay Behera (Secretary), Mehtab Khan (Jnt Secretary), Mr. Bikash Pradhan (Treasurer), Mr. Abakas Khatua (Member), Ms. Rashmita Mohanty (Member), Subrat Kumar Behera (CEO).