Meghalaya boy to play cricket in Castle Premier League, South Africa
In a first from the state, Deekreat Chandra Nath, a resident of Umbang Sumer, Ri-Bhoi district, has bagged the opportunity to play in the Castle Premier League for Chatsworth Sporting in Durban, South Africa.
The right-hand batsman and left-arm orthodox spinner, who completed his schooling from Pine Brook Secondary School, Umbang, says that he is excited to meet other talented players while playing in the league.
“I would be playing in League for Chatsworth Sporting and subsequently, will do my Gr8ness High-Performance Program with Jordan Gregory till March 2022,” Deekreat told The Northeast Today (TNT).
“Since childhood, I always had the knack for cricket and my parents were very supportive. I idolise Virat Kohli (Team India Test skipper) and watch his videos regularly to learn a few things about his style and technique. I feel confident of doing well in the sport,” he added.
Deekreat said he is earnestly looking forward to playing for the state of Meghalaya, provided he gets a chance.
“Given the opportunity, it would be an honour to play for Meghalaya. But currently, all my focus is on my upcoming stint in South Africa. I am confident my overseas performances will be noticed.”
Niesant Alvares Founder & Managing Director, Gr8ness Sports, which manages Deekreat, said that the youngster has always been a hard-working and determined lad. “He is young and we firmly believe that he will do well in his career. He is a promising batsman and is decent left-arm spinner, however, there is always room for development. He is surely a gem for Meghalaya cricket,” said Alvares.
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