Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) felicitated the state's under-17 cricket team which recently won the Plate division of the Vijay Merchant trophy.
The Jharkhand U-17 cricket team won the Plate division of the Vijay Merchant trophy defeating Vidarbh by 82 runs in the final at Ahmedabad.
Hailing the achievement of the team at a functiuon organised at Keenan stadium here last evening, JSCA honoured the team members with Rs 10,000 and a blazer of the Cricket Association to each members.
Speaking on the occasion, JSCA president Amitabh Choudhury said the under-17 year team achieved the pinnacle by winning the first ever trophy of BCCI by any state team in the 72-year cricket history of the state.
The victory would certainly motivate the players of the state to repeat a similar performance in the years to come, he said.
JSCA president also announced a compensation of Rs 4.87 lakh for the family of Amit Kumar Singh, an upcoming cricketer of the state who was killed in an road accident in Mumbai last year.
The cheque was handed over to Amit's mother at the function.
Amit had gone to Mumbai to play a tournament but was run over while crossing the road last year.
Appreciating the role of BCCI officials in this regard, Choudhury said JSCA had taken up the matter with BCCI for an adequate compensation to the victim's family following the incident.