BARWALA (PANCHKULA), SEPT 6
The Haryana Cricket Association has decided to further promote cricket in the state from the grass root level. Setting up of cricket academy at Barwala under the well qualified coaches, organizing inter-school tournaments and encouraging women to adopt this sports discipline are some of the ideas the state association has mooted.
Talking to sports scribes at the JN Sharma Institute of Cricket Technology at Nagal village (Barwala) in Panchkula, young HCA secretary Anirudh Chaudhary said that the association was taking keen interest in promoting cricket at the grass root level. The association will regularly organize inter-school cricket at block, district and state level for girls. The winner teams would participate in the Board of Control for Cricket in India organized national schools tournaments.
Anirudh Chaudhary said that the association would also organize annual function to honour the outstanding cricketers of the state. They would be given encouraging incentives. Even the district associations which would give results, would also be felicitated
Anirudh Chaudhary disclosed that the JNS Institute of Technology would be developed into a full-fledged modern cricket academy. This academy would cater to the needs of budding cricketers of Panchkula, Barwala, Yamunanagar, Ambala and other adjoining areas of Panchkula. It would be developed on the patron of HCA-run academy at the Chaudhary Bansi Lal Stadium in Lahli, Rohtak. The HCA would provide financial and technical help to the Panchkula District Cricket Association to upgrade the infrastructure. Recently two fast pitched have been developed at the JNR Institute of Cricket Technology with the guidance and advice of South African cricket officials.
Ruling out Ranji Trophy matches due to some technical reasons at Barwala, Anirudh Chaudhary said that matches for juniors would be allotted to the Panchkula District Cricket Association which would conduct these here. The HCA has allotted Elite as well as Plate group matches of Under-19 Cooch-Behar Trophy. PDCA secretary Sandeep Moudgil, who was present during the Anirudh’s interaction with the media, said that Cooch-Behal matches would be conducted at Barwala.
Anirudh said that day Ranji Trophy matches would be played at Chaudhary Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium, Lahli, Rohtak, while One-Day matches would be played at Lahli, Gurgaon and Sirsa.
Anirudh disclosed that the state budding players would be provided international exposure to develop their match temperament. The HCA is holding negotiations with a number of countries to send their players for competitions-cum-training.
The HCA secretary praised the work done by Shanti Swaroop Sharma, owner of the JNR Institute of Cricket Technology Stadium for developing cricket infrastructure in rural area of Panchkula.