Cuttack, Sep 27 (IANS) Sanjay Behera, son of former Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) secretary Ashirbad Behera, was on Friday elected as the secretary of the cricketing body.
Sanjay defeated his rival Naba Ranjan Patnaik to adorn the OCA secretary post.
Pankaj Lochan Mohanty was elected as President, Mehtab Khan as joint secretary, Akshaya Kumar Samant as Vice President and Bikash Pradhan as treasurer.
Notably, Ashirbad Behera was arrested, ahead of the crucial OCA elections, for his alleged links in Artha Tatwa (AT) Group chit fund scam.
“Members, those who have voted for me, have given a befitting reply to those who conspired against my father and put him behind the jail,” Sanjay told media persons after his victory in the OCA election.
“My victory is a tight slap on the faces of the conspirators. I will work for the development of cricket in the State,” said Behera.
Sanjay stated that he has a blueprint and vision for development of cricket in the state while nurturing of budding cricketing talents will be major focus.
Adequate steps will be taken for carrying out repair and renovation works at Barabati stadium, which was partially damaged during cyclone Fani, he added.