Captain of National U-19 team, Bargarh boy Chandan Ray who lead the victory against Nepal in the International series against Nepal in 2013 will head the domestic Leg Cricket team from Odisha as captain.
The 5th National Leg Cricket Championship is to be held from 21st to 23rd May, 2016 at Mathura, UP. The sport that has recently gained much popularity will see 10 teams participating- Delhi, Maharashtra, Vidharba, Odisha, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir.
“We have worked hard this year and hope to bring the trophy to our home state. Action-filled and affordable, this sport needs encouragement of various sport bodies in the state”, says Chandan Ray.
- Chandan Ray (Captain)
- Tushar Meher (Vice-captain)
- Purusotam Agarwal
- Anshuman Behera
- Agnesh Nayak
- Siddhant Singh
- Soumya Behera
- Abhijeet Singh
- Sushil Behera
- Manas Sarkar
- Soumya Sahu
- Asish Sengupta
- Naresh Gupta
- Rohit Ranjan
Coach: Niranjan Mahakur
Team Manager: Ranjit Mishra
The Odisha team is scheduled to arrive at Mathura on 19th May from Jharsuguda.
HOW TO PLAY LEG CRICKET
Leg Cricket is similar to Cricket in many ways but it is not cricket. It is played on a circular ground with radius 80 to 120 feet. The Pitch is 8 feet wide and 42-48 feet longer (according to age group or category). It is played between two team consist 11+4 player in each team.
Winning the toss the captions decide legging or fielding. The bowler roll down the ball (under arm balling) and the legsman hit the ball. He score single, double, triple run by running across the pitch or score four/six by kicking the ball out of the boundary (as in cricket).
A legsman will be declared out if he/she touch the ball twice or kick with wrong leg. He/she will be declared catch out, run out, hit wicket etc. as in cricket. Team, which score more run will be declared winner and the player who score more run/wicket will be declared the man of the match
ABOUT LEG CRICKET
Leg Cricket Federation, India is the apex governing body, affiliated by International Leg Cricket Council and Federation of Asian Leg Cricket, for all leg cricket championship and events in India. Its Head quarter is situated at PoothKhurd, Delhi, India.
L.C.F.I. was formed by in 2011 by Sh. Jogender Prasad Verma as the national governing body of leg Cricket sports in India. L.C.F.I. is the supreme authority of Leg Cricket in India. Being the supreme authority it reserve the right to affiliate and cancel the affiliation of its various state associations.It has the right to select players, umpires and official for international Leg Cricket championship. L.C.F.I. has the authority to inspect it state association