Earlier this day, we reported the organization of the Women’s Cricket Tournament in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The game goes within the masses when people start playing the game and follow the stars. While tournaments make players, it is equally important to keep the young talents motivated in the game.
These factors gain greater prominence in a local setting where players are not receiving handsome rewards as they do in cash-rich leagues. Assam Cricket Association with its recent annual function seems to be doing the same.
ACA has, as per reports, introduced an annual award function from this year to acknowledge and celebrate the success of the players. The event was held at Barsapara Stadium on October 16 in the city of Guwahati. It is interesting to note that Sarbananda Sonawal, Chief Minister, of Assam along with senior ACA office – bearers like President Romen Dutta and Secretary Devajit Saikia were also available and present for the award function.
The CM, on this event, said that “I’m glad to present the first annual awards of Assam Cricket Association. Assam cricket is on the rise, and I am sure this annual award will further encourage cricketers, coaches, and organizers to do their best for the sport. Sports, education, culture – we aim to make Assam shine in these fields. You keep on playing, spreading the message of peace, harmony, and brotherhood through sports”.
Apart from the usual facilitation, the members of the gathering observed a one-minute break for the young cricketer Bibhakar Nag who lost his life in an accident at Bokajan waterfalls amidst the lockdown. The players, in the award function, were facilitated with prizes and cash incentives for their incredible performance in the session 2019-2020. Players with centuries and taking 10 wickets in a match or a five-wicket haul were given their due appreciation.
Motivation is a vital factor for players in the game. Knowing that giving your best will fetch applause can make incredible things come true. The local players are in a greater need for the same as they don’t have the luxuries like national players or individuals from big cities.