Its celebration time for women’s cricket in Meghalaya as two of the State’s young women cricketers, Daiaka Emigale Warjri and Deiphibapynshngain L Mawnai of Meghalaya Cricket Association (MCA) have been selected in the NADP/Bihar ZCA team for the inter-zonal under-19 one-day tournament to be held in Chennai from July 16 to 25.
In a press statement issued on Sunday, MCA secretary, Naba Bhattacharjee expressed optimism that the selection would give the much needed impetus to women’s cricket in the State.
“MCA is hopeful that schools will come forward to encourage the young cricketers. We are ready to provide assistance to serious interventions by educational institutes and affiliated district associations,” the statement read.
Bhattacharjee in the statement further said that the BCCI has also raised the match fee and a player representing the State in a particular age group can receive a minimum of Rs 50,000 in a season besides availing dearness allowance, free air travel, accommodation etc.
On the other hand, the All-India Junior Selection Committee has picked Akash Kumar Choudhury of Meghalaya Cricket Association for the under-19 national camp to be conducted at the National Cricket Academy, Bengaluru from July 30 to August 23.
MCA secretary, Bhattacharjee said the selection of Akash was based on his consistent performance for the NADP/Bihar ZCA team in the inter-zonal cricket academy tournament that concluded recently.