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KCA decides to seek explanation from Sreesanth

Kochi: Ace cricketer from Kerala S Sreesanth who was on loggerheads with Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) seems to be heading for trouble with the latter deciding to seek an explanation from the cricketer why he had spoken against the association and its office bearers.

A decision to this effect was taken at the General body meeting of KCA today here, which took the view that Sreesanth has exceeded his limits and violated code of conduct, KCA Secretary T C Mathew told reporters.

If Sreesanth repeats such things in future, the body authorized the office bearers an appropriate action immediately, he said.

Sreesanth earlier in an interview to media had remarked that office bearers of KCA did not understood the sentiments of cricket players.

Sreesanth was recently dropped from the captainship of Kerala Cricket Team.

Referring to other decision of the meeting, Mathew said an Organising Committee for India-Australia ODI to be held in Kochi on October 17 has been constituted with Kathik Varma has general convener and KCA President T R Bakakrishnan as Executive Chairman.

A tour programme has been fixed for the junior team to Srilanka. The team would play a number of matches he said. This year the senior Kerala team would play matches against Punjab senior teams before the start of Ranji trophy matches, he said.

For the first time in Kerala’s cricketing history, the association would be hosting 26 matches including the ODI match between India and Australia, three Ranji trophy matches, four under 22 matches and three under 19 matches, he said.

On the plans of Association, he said KCA has been in existence for sixty years. It is only natural that we recognise and celebrate excellence in our midst.

As part of this programme of “Celebrating Excellence”, KCA has already started tournaments in memory of stalwarts of the game in the State and eminent personalities who have left their mark, he said.

The tournaments initiated are The TVS Mony Trophy State Championship for Under-16 and the SV Pandit State Championship for Under-19, other tournaments are being planned, he said.

Association also announced the Awards and Nominees for 2008-09:
Cricketer of the year for “S K Nair Award: Rohan Prem, Best Fast Bowler for “C K Bhaskar Award: N Niaz, Best Spinner for “Ravi Achan Award”: Sanuth, Most Promising Youngster for “Balan Pandit Award”: Sanju V Samson, Best Wicket Keeper for “Anil Panikker Memorial Award”: Sunil Thomas, Best Umpire for “Kelappan Thampuran Memorial Award”: Pradeep Kumar, Best Coach for “P Macky Memorial Award”: Biju George.

Awards and Nominees for 2009-10:
Cricketer of the Year for “S K Nair Award”: Sachin Baby, Best Fast Bowler for “C K Bhaskar Award”: Abhishek Mohan, Best Spinner for “Ravi Achan Award”: Sreejith, Most Promising Youngster for “Balan Pandit Award”: Sanju V Samson, Best Wicket Keeper for “Anil Panikker Memorial Award: Akshay Kodoth, Best Umpire for “Kelappan Thampuran Memorial Award”:
K N Ananthapadmanabhan, Best Coach for “P Macky Memorial Award”: P Renganathan and Best Batsman: V A Jagadeesh.

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