Uttrakhand has given the country international class players like Ekta Bisht, Pawan Negi, Rishab Pant, and Mansi Joshi. However, all these players have to play for other state’s cricket boards. Many deserving players from Uttarakhand lose their chance because their own state doesn’t have a cricket board. For other state’s cricket boards, the players have to face unfair competition despite having caliber.
There is a good news for Uttarakhand cricketers, as the state will soon have its own cricket board. The players from Uttarakhand and the state have been waiting for over 17 years for this day. Supreme Court, a bench comprising Chief Justice Deepak Mishra, Justice M. Khanwilkar, and Justice D. Y. Chandrchud have asked the cricket board to resolve the pending cases quickly.
The senior authorities of the cricket board have to present reports by the second week of January 2018. Supreme Court is in favor of forming the Uttrakhand cricket board.
On 22nd November, Divya Nautiyal, from Uttarakhand Cricket association had submitted a signed petition for the formation of Uttarakhand Cricket Board. Attorney General Soli Sorabjee and Suman Khetaan had presented the petition in front of Chief Justice Deepak Mishra. The petition filed, said that along with other issues regarding BCCI, the matter of Uttarakhand cricket board should be resolved soon.
The court handed over the matter to the administrative committee of BCCI. As per court’s orders, the pending cases must be taken up first and resolved before the second week of January.
If BCCI is able to complete as ordered by Supreme Court, then Uttarakhand cricket players will soon be able to play for their own state.