BCCI declares Nataraj Behera as Cricketer of Year

Published: Monday, May 16, 2011, 0:00 [IST]
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BCCI: Nataraj Behera is Crickter of Year

Bhubaneswar, May 15: Orissa Cricket Association (OCA) today congratulated state's opening batsman Nataraj Behera for being declared the BCCI under-22 cricketer of the year and announced Rs one lakh cash prize for him.

Natraj will receive the coveted MA Chidambaram Trophy for the session 2009-10, an OCA release said.

Stating that OCA would felicitate him at the opening ceremony of Orissa Premier League (OPL) on May 22 at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack, OCA secretary Asirbad Behera announced the case prize for his achievement in the under-22 tournament.

The dashing batsman from Rourkela emerged as the second costliest player of the inaugural OPL T20 tournament after being bought by Western Samurai Rourkela for Rs 2.9 lakh in the bidding on Friday.


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