Bhubaneswar:14/8/21: Odisha lacks grass-root training in cricket. As a result, no more players from Odisha are groomed for the national team said former Captain of Team India, Md. Ajharuddin on Saturday.
On his visit to Bhubaneswar, Ajharuddin said, Odisha has not sponsored any national players after Devashis Mohanty and Shiv Sundar Das.
Odisha has got every prospect and infrastructure for Cricket. However, more technical training at the grass-root level can elevate the rising stars of the state, he added.
At the same time, he applauded the Hockey team of Odisha for their victory in the Tokyo Olympics.
Worth mentioning, Md. Ajharuddin was invited by the Utkal Gourav Foundation, Bhubaneswar to supervise the ongoing project of Cricket Academy at Khordha. At the same time,he also visited the KP Global School near Barunai where an International Cricket Academy is to be established.