Cuttack, Jan 1: The Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) awarded state's upcoming cricket stars Ashirwad Swain and Tanmayee Behera with the 'Emerging Player of the Year' honours in male and female category respectively.
At a special function in Barabati Stadium premises in Cuttack on Sunday, Aashirwad was handed over a trophy and a citation during the OCA Annual Felicitation Ceremony 2023. Tanmayee's father received the award on her behalf.
The OCA also posthumously conferred the 'Lifetime Achievement' award to Late PVR Murthy. His grandson P Vikram received the award on his behalf.
Similarly, Late Kamal Ganguly was posthumously honoured with the 'Cricket Guru' award. The award was received by Nikunja Mohanty,Treasurer of Sahid Sporting Club, Bhubaneswar, on behalf of the late cricket coach.