BCCI’s task force team for NE visit SMIT to check ground facilities

Gangtok, 17 Jul:

The Board of Control for Cricket in India [BCCI] has set up a task force for the development of cricket in the North Eastern States during its recent meeting held on 09 Jul at the BCCI headquarter in Mumbai.

A Sikkim Cricket Association official informed that the task force has been set up to help nine States who are playing against each other under a new zone comprising of six North Eastern States along with Bihar, Uttarakhand and Pondicherry.

Regarding the same, a member of North East Task Force, RajibDatta, arrived in the State on 16 Jul, who was warmly welcomed by SCA general secretary, SonamPalden Bhutia, and other executive members at Mining Ground.

The SCA officials informed that the main purpose of his visit was to prepare an Action Plan/Budget for the forthcoming BCCI tournaments 2018-19 Season and also to assess ground and other facilities needed to conduct such BCCI matches in the State.

It is further informed that the visiting team also went to Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology [SMIT] at Majhitar, East Sikkim to check ground availability and whether the same facility can be used to hold coaching camps.

The team has received a positive response from the SMIT Director and the BCCI has also assured the management to help uplift the present facility which would be helpful for both the institute and the BCCI in the near future, it is informed.

The SCA body has expressed its deep gratitude to BCCI for their support for the development of cricket in the State.