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Assam Cricketer Uma Chetry Honored for National Team Selection


Guwahati: Uma Chetry, a talented wicketkeeper-batter from Assam, was felicitated by the Assam Cricket Association (ACA) for her selection in the Indian national cricket team. Uma, who made history as the first cricketer from Assam to achieve this feat, received the honor on Monday, July 3.

Expressing her delight, Uma said, “I am overwhelmed by the love and support of the people of Assam. It is an incredible feeling to represent the national team, and I am grateful for this opportunity. I would like to thank the Assam Cricket Association and the Bokakhat Cricket Association for their unwavering support throughout my journey.”

During the felicitation ceremony, ACA President Taranga Gogoi and Secretary Tridib Konwar presented Uma with a cheque of Rs 5 lakh as a token of appreciation. President Taranga Gogoi hailed Uma’s achievement as a historic milestone for cricket in Assam, expressing hope for a bright future where more players from the state would don the Indian jersey.

Uma Chetry’s selection for the senior national team was announced on Sunday, making her the first cricketer from Assam to achieve this milestone. She has been included in both the T20 and ODI squads for the upcoming Bangladesh tour, captained by Harmanpreet Kaur. The teams will compete in three T20 matches and three ODIs.

Having recently showcased her skills as part of the victorious India A team in the Asia Emerging Cricket Tournament in Hong Kong, Uma’s role as a wicketkeeper-batter proved crucial in the team’s success. Her selection in the national team reflects her exceptional talent and dedication to the sport.

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