Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma showed off his batting skills while inaugurating the Amingaon Cricket Ground in North Guwahati on Tuesday.
The Amingaon Cricket Ground and the Pavilion, developed by Assam Cricket Association at Kumar Bhaskar Barman Khetra, Amingaon, North Guwahati, has been inaugurated today by Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma in the presence of a host of dignitaries including Bimal Borah, Minister, Sports and Youth Welfare, Government of Assam; Ashok Singhal, Minister, Urban Development, Government of Assam; Partha Sarathi Mahanta, IPS, Joint Commissioner of Police, Guwahati City; office-bearers of Assam Cricket Association; office-bearers of various District Sports Associations of Assam and former Cricketers of the State.
Speaking on the momentous occasion, Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma lauded the ambitious efforts of Assam Cricket Association to notch up the scenario of cricket infrastructure of the State. He, at the same time, underscored the pressing need of producing many more quality cricket players from Assam.
Addressing the gathering, Bimal Borah, Minister, Sports and Youth Affairs, Government of Assam also praised the endeavours of Assam Cricket Association, and also spoke about the Government of Assam’s commitment for all-round development of Sports in Assam.
In his speech, Romen Dutta, President, Assam Cricket Association thanked the Assam Government for its constant support and patronage to Assam Cricket Association in the latter’s cricket infrastructure development projects.
Devajit Saikia, Secretary, Assam Cricket Association spoke in detail about the various projects undertaken by Assam Cricket Association across the State for the development of the game of Cricket.
The picturesque Amingaon Cricket Ground, along with other facilities built therein, will not only be a great addition to the existing cricket infrastructure of the city, but would also aid the State in organising various cricket matches.
It is pertinent to note here the 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 November 17, 2021.
It must be mentioned here that Assam Cricket Association has recently undertaken a series of cricket infrastructure development projects across the State to take the cricketing landscape of Assam to greater heights, besides setting the stage for the emergence of many more quality players from the State.