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CM suggests setting up of academy in Sikkim to BCCI secretary
GANGTOK,: Chief Minister P.S. Golay on Wednesday met secretary Jay Shah and senior members of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and discussed ways to improve cricket in Sikkim.
During the call on by BCCI officials and Sikkim Cricket Association (SiCA) at Mintokgang, several points towards the advancement of cricket in the State and further improvement of the facilities were discussed.
“They have assured to extend every possible support towards the integration and development of cricket in Sikkim,” the CMO said.
It was for the first time that senior officials of BCCI, including the secretary, had visited Sikkim.
The visit “showed their (BCCI) intent to focus on the State and motivate our youths who aspire to embrace it (cricket) as a profession,” the Chief Minister said.
Shah has been looking after the overall development of four fresh States to be inducted to the BCCI, including Sikkim, since 2018.
The Chief Minister said he proposed the visiting members to set up a national cricket academy in Sikkim which, he said, will provide a platform for the younger generation of Sikkim.
“…and our government will extend every possible assistance for it,” he added
“I believe that in the days to come we will discover talents from Sikkim to represent the State and the nation in major tournaments at home and abroad,” Golay opined.
Cricket Association of Bengal president Abhishek Dalmia, IPL Governing Council member Mamon Majumdar, interim BCCI CEO Hemang Amin, BCCI AGM (Operations) Gaurav Saxena and SiCA president Lopzang Tenzing along with other members were also present during the call on.
Despite repeated attempts, this correspondent could not reach SiCA for their comment on Jay Shah’s visit.