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Assam U-19 girls team accorded warm reception

By Sports reporter

GUWAHATI, Nov 1 � The Assam U-19 women team, which emerged champions in the All India One-day Cricket tournament, was given a warm reception by Assam Cricket Association in a function held at the Nehru Stadium here today.

The team arrived here this afternoon and was received at the airport by ACA secretary Bikash Baruah and other officials. The team then reached Gauhati University where they were felicitated.

Sports Minister Ajit Singh was the chief guest in the function. ACA secretary Bikash Baruah, vice-president Gafur Zaman, joint secretaries Umananda Bora, Bishnuram Nunisa, treasurer Ghanashyam Baruah, Sports Director Sanjib Gohain Baruah along with other ACA officials and cricketing buffs were also present on the occasion.

ACA handed over a purse of Rs 35,000 to all the members of the team for their achievement. Bikash Baruah also announced that all the team members will be presented with a blazer each.

Speaking on the occasion, team captain Monikha Das said it was a team effort and all the players performed well due to which it was possible to win the national title. She said apart from the match against Uttar Pradesh, they beat all the teams quite convincingly.

Monikha, who desires to play for the senior Indian women team, said all the players performed far better than expectations.

The Sports Minister, while encouraging the players said it should be a lesson for the boys teams so that they can excel in the BCCI tournaments.

He urged all the players to work hard so that in the near future they can represent the country in international the arena.

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Assam U-19 girls team accorded warm reception

GUWAHATI, Nov 1 � The Assam U-19 women team, which emerged champions in the All India One-day Cricket tournament, was given a warm reception by Assam Cricket Association in a function held at the Nehru Stadium here today.

The team arrived here this afternoon and was received at the airport by ACA secretary Bikash Baruah and other officials. The team then reached Gauhati University where they were felicitated.

Sports Minister Ajit Singh was the chief guest in the function. ACA secretary Bikash Baruah, vice-president Gafur Zaman, joint secretaries Umananda Bora, Bishnuram Nunisa, treasurer Ghanashyam Baruah, Sports Director Sanjib Gohain Baruah along with other ACA officials and cricketing buffs were also present on the occasion.

ACA handed over a purse of Rs 35,000 to all the members of the team for their achievement. Bikash Baruah also announced that all the team members will be presented with a blazer each.

Speaking on the occasion, team captain Monikha Das said it was a team effort and all the players performed well due to which it was possible to win the national title. She said apart from the match against Uttar Pradesh, they beat all the teams quite convincingly.

Monikha, who desires to play for the senior Indian women team, said all the players performed far better than expectations.

The Sports Minister, while encouraging the players said it should be a lesson for the boys teams so that they can excel in the BCCI tournaments.

He urged all the players to work hard so that in the near future they can represent the country in international the arena.