Guwahati: Assam CM inaugurates Amingaon Cricket ground


GUWAHATI: Assam chief minister Dr.  Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday  inaugurated the cricket ground and pavilion of Assam Cricket Association (ACA) at Amingaon in North Guwahati.

The ground will host the first Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) approved domestic match to be played between Meghalaya and Sikkim starting Wednesday.

Taking to Twitter CM Sarma wrote, “Glad to inaugurate the Amingaon Cricket Ground & pavilion of ACA in North Guwahati. The ground will host its first BCCI-approved domestic match to be played between Meghalaya & Sikkim from tomorrow. I am confident this new facility will give a fillip to our budding cricketers.”

While speaking at  the inaugural ceremony CM Sarma announced that  at least 52 stadiums will come up in the state in coming days. 

 Further CM Sarma said, “I urged ACA to develop a state-of-the-art cricket academy to groom our upcoming cricketers. To provide best facilities to our sportspersons, we’ve already earmarked Rs 150 cr for building a new Sports Complex at Chandrapur. Also, 52 new stadiums are coming up across the state.”

ACA has recently undertaken a series of cricket infrastructure development projects across the state.

BCCI, upon inspection, has already approved the Amingaon Cricket Ground as a recognised BCCI venue for hosting age-group and Women’s cricket tournaments from the current season onwards, and has also allotted 7 matches of the BCCI U-25 Men’s State-A One Day Tournament, slated to begin from Wednesday.