Dimapur, July 1: Five cricket coaches each from Nagaland, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Sikkim and Manipur has qualified the Level-1 cricket coach course from the Bangalore based National Cricket Academy.
The National Cricket Academy had conducted the exam from March 9 to 13 at Dimapur for the North East states cricket associations. Five candidates each from the NE states appeared the exam at Nagaland Cricket Stadium, Sovima.
According to Nagaland Cricket Association (NCA), all the 5 Nagaland candidates passed the course: Kechesin Keppen (Kohima) – 83%; D John Belho (Zubza) – 78%; Talikaba (Mokokchung) – 71%; Limatenzuk Amer (Wokha) – 63%; and Keneizetso Medom (Dimapur) – 58%. Out of the five, Kechesin Keppen, D John Belho and Talikaba have been declared eligible for Level-2 course, which will be conducted in future.
The NCA congratulated the successful candidate and hoped that they will play a vital role in developing the game of cricket in Nagaland.
Earlier, two cricket manual scorers – Neiketouzo Kire (Dimapur) and Rajesh Mondal (Jalukie) had passed the BCCI scorers course. Three candidates from Nagaland, namely Neizokholie Medom (Dimapur), Amit Kumar Singh (Dimapur) and Kereivilhou Rupreo (Dimapur) had also passed the BCCI video analyst course.
The NCA said it looks forward to send candidates for the BCCI umpires course to build its own match officials, which will further help in the development of cricket in Nagaland. (Page News Service)