Foundation of indoor Cricket facility of six NE Zone State Cricket Associations laid

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, BCCI president Roger Binny, BCCI honorary secretary  Jay Shah and others after laying the foundation stone of indoor cricket facility  on May 19. (Morung Photo)

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, BCCI president Roger Binny, BCCI honorary secretary Jay Shah and others after laying the foundation stone of indoor cricket facility on May 19. (Morung Photo)

Our Correspondent
Shillong | March 19

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Roger Binny and honorary secretary Jay Shah today laid the foundation stone of indoor cricket facility of six North East Zone State Cricket Associations in the presence of Meghalaya’s Chief Minister Conrad Sangma.

This foundation stone laying programme, held at Ri Kynjai Resort, Barapani, Meghalaya, was  hosted by Meghalaya Cricket Association.

Six states Cricket associations under NE Zone included: Arunachal Cricket Association, Manipur Cricket Association, Meghalaya Cricket Association, Cricket Association of Mizoram, Nagaland Cricket Association and Sikkim Cricket Association.

Addressing the function, BCCI president assured that  BCCI will support the NE Zone Cricket Associations to develop the game and infrastructure activities in the region.

He maintained that the indoor cricket facility is something which wil be a great boost to the younger generation cricketers community.

It is going to be your backbone in the field of cricket, he said.

BCCI honorary secretary informed that the first phase for indoor cricket facility will be completed by 30th September, second phase by 30 October this year and 3rd phase by January 2024.

Stating that the facility is mainly for promoting own team of the region, he said “ After providing this facility, you dont  have to import any player from anywhere.”

He asked the NE Zone Cricket Associations to make the best use of the facility.

He also assured to provide world class cricket stadium in the north eastern states.

Meghalaya chief minister  said that for long time, many states in the north east  have not been in the overall central action in cricket for which many opportunities have been missed.

He said that this particular step/action in the form of  indoor cricket facility is the strong indication of the intention of the present BCCI president and honorary secretary to be inclusive in nature in developing the game of cricket.

This infrastructure will definitely going to give a great opportunity to our youngsters to be able to showcase their talents and improve their skills, he said .

Nagaland Cricket Association honorary secretary Hyunilo Anilo Khing also present at the programme.