Dimapur, July 1 (MExN): Five cricket coaches from Nagaland have passed the Level-1 Cricket Coach Course conducted by the Bangalore based National Cricket Academy under the aegis of The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Kechesin Keppen from Kohima secured 83%, D John Belho from Zubza secured 78%, Talikaba from Mokokchung secured 71% while Limatenzuk Amer from Wokha and Keneizetso Medom from Dimapur got 63% and 58% respectively.
Kechesin Keppen, D John Belho and Talikaba have also been declared eligible for the Level-2 course which will be conducted in future.
The course was conducted from March 9 to 13 at Dimapur for the North-east states Cricket Associations. Five candidates each from Nagaland, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Sikkim and Manipur appeared the exam held at Nagaland Cricket Stadium, Sovima, according to a press release from A Rahman, Joint Secretary of Nagaland Cricket Association.
The Nagaland Cricket Association congratulated the successful candidates and also hoped that they would play a vital role in developing the game of cricket among the upcoming young Naga cricketers in Nagaland.
Earlier, two cricket manual scorers Neiketouzo Kire of Dimapur and Rajesh Mondal of Jalukie passed the BCCI Scorers course.
Three candidates from Nagaland- Neizokholie Medom (Dimapur), Amit Kumar Singh (Dimapur) and Kereivilhou Rupreo (Dimapur), also passed out the BCCI Video Analyst Course.
Rahman also informed that the Nagaland Cricket Association is looking forward to send its candidates for the BCCI Umpires Course so as to build up its own Match Officials which will further help in the development of the game of cricket in Nagaland.