Odisha members of Duleep Trophy winning East Zone team get a warm reception at Biju Patnaik Airport, Bhubaneswar on Wednesday
Odisha members of Duleep Trophy winning East Zone team get a warm reception at Biju Patnaik Airport, Bhubaneswar on Wednesday
Bhubaneswar: All-rounder Biplab Samantray will lead Odisha in the Viajy Hazare Trophy East Zone One-Day League Tournament, scheduled to be held at Kolkata from February 20.

Samantray will have Duleep Trophy champions East Zone captain Natraj Behera as the Vice-captain.

Meanwhile the four Odisha members of the Duleep Trophy champions East Zone team returned home on Wednesday. East Zone captain Natraj Behera, all-rounder Biplab Samantray, medium-pacer Basant Mohanty and coach Debasis Mohanty were accorded a warm reception by fans and OCA officials at the Biju Patnaik Airport.

Odisha members of Duleep Trophy winning East Zone team with OCA Secreatry Ashirbad Behera at Cuttack on Wednesday>
Odisha members of Duleep Trophy winning East Zone team with OCA Secreatry Ashirbad Behera at Cuttack on Wednesday
Later in the day, OCA Secretary Ashirbad Behera greeted them at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack and handed over a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh to each of them.

The 15-member Odisha team, with coach Debasis Mohanty and the support staff, will leave for Kolkata on tomorrow.

Odisha Team: Biplab Samantary (c), Natraj Behera (vc), Paresh Patel, Subhrajit Sahoo (wk), Tukuna Sahu, Deepak Behera, Sujit Lenka, Arvind Singh, Govind Poddar, Basanta Mohanty, Bibhudutta Panda, Sumitosh Praharaj, Lagnajit Samal, Amit Das and Alok Mangaraj.