Shillong, Apr 15: A senior women’s zonal cricket camp for North East states began last week in Shillong. It is being organised by the BCCI’s National Cricket Academy in collaboration with the Meghalaya Cricket Association and was inaugurated by MCA honorary secretary Naba Bhattacharjee in the presence of officials, resource persons and players.
Twenty-five players from Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim are taking part. They were shortlisted by the senior women’s selection committee of the BCCI. The four women from Meghalaya who are participating are Debasmita Dutta, Riticia Nongbet, Luiza Tamang and Pinky Chanda.
The nine-member team of resource persons from the NCA include Purnima Rau, who represented India in 33 one-day internationals and three Tests as head coach; Biju George, the present fielding coach of the Indian women’s team; and Pritam Gandhe, who has played over 100 first-class matches and is a former junior India selector, among others.
The camp, which will cover all aspects of cricket under the guidance of specialised coaches in batting, bowling, fielding and a training regime will conclude on 4th May.
Meanwhile, the MCA also announced that Evert Nelson Mawlong has passed an exam for online scorers conducted by the BCCI for North East states. He did so while also obtaining the highest marks. Mawlong is now qualified to officiate in BCCI tournaments as a qualified scorer.
(Photo contributed by the Meghalaya Cricket Association)