Jamshedpur, April 4: Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) President Amitabh Choudhary who was recently elected as Joint Secretary of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was accorded warm welcome by association members at Keenan Stadium on Saturday evening.
Club cricketers along with JSCA office bearers garlanded the President and presented momentous. India A cricketer Rahul Shukla was the first to hand over a bouquet to JSCA boss.
Rajesh Verma, Secretary JSCA in his address said that it would have been an easy ride for Amitabh Choudhary to take the post of Vice-President in BCCI as on rotational policy but he took the hard path of contesting the election and came out with the post Joint Secretary.
2nd March 2015 is historic day for JSCA as no other members of JSCA or undivided BCA has been elected to a post in BCCI.
Amitabh Choudhary said it’s the hard work of the members of the association which has been recognized in BCCI and now we would like to take Jharkhand cricket to new heights.
Till the year 2002, 50-58 matches were played during a season but now JSCA holds 50-58 tournaments in a season.
“Opposition says that it was by chance that international player have emerged from Jharkhand but it’s only after 2004 after MS Dhoni came on the scene Varun Aaron, Saurabh Tiwary, Rahul Shukla have emerged on international scene its because now everyone gets his chance and we want that every district of the state should play its maximum role in development of cricket.
Earlier only Jamshedpur, Ranchi and Patna players played for the state but now boys from Latehar, Palamu, Chaibasa and other rural belts are playing their part”, added JSCA boss.