SCA general meeting takes stock and celebrates BCCI full member status

Gangtok, 26 Aug:

A special general meeting was called by Sikkim Cricket Association a day before trials to select the Sikkim squad for an upcoming national tournament. The meeting was attended by office bearers, support staffs, players and stakeholders of the association, an official press release informs.

Among other agendas of the meeting, the key highlight was to inform that SCA has been recognized as one of the Full Members of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) among 34 other full members.

As a full member, SCA will now have voting rights and is also eligible for all the other benefits.

During the meeting, SCA general secretary Sonam Palden Bhutia presented an overview of the current working of the association and details of upcoming tournaments that Sikkim will be playing in different categories.

He also informed that BCCI will soon be releasing funds for construction of a cricket pitch and improvement of Mining Cricket Ground. The Lodha Commission has been accepted in toto during the SGM, said Mr. Bhutia.

It was also decided that General Membership will be opened for all after guidelines have been drafted by KC Sharma, Vinod Gupta, Mukesh Agarwal, Chewang Lama, Nayan Tshering Bhutia and Rinzing Bhutia. The 5 Adhoc Members of SCA were also made full voting right members at the meeting, it is further informed.

Lobzang G. Tenzing, the SCA president, in his address, congratulated all the stakeholders of SCA on the association having become a full member of BCCI.

“It is all the hard work and dedication of Northeast Cricket Development Committee (NECDC) that today we have been given the privilege of a Voting right member,” he added.

He also suggested that two members each from each district body, players association, support staff, and women’s unit be given voting rights in SCA.

He informed that old constitution of SCA will be redrafted and submitted to State Law Department for registration before 22 September 2018. He offered his best wishes to the players for the upcoming trials and cricket season.

The Sikkim Cricket Players Association felicitated the SCA President for his tireless efforts and contribution towards cricket in Sikkim. The meeting concluded with a vote of thanks to all stakeholders by Rinzing Namgyal Bhutia, Joint Secretary of SCA.