VISIT OF SPORTS MINISTER TO ACA
Shri Bimal Borah, Hon'ble Minister, Sports and Youth Welfare, Government of Assam along with Shri Moloy Bora, IAS, Commissioner and Secretary, Sports and Youth Welfare Department, Government of Assam; Shri Pabitra Ram Khound, IAS, Director, Directorate of Sports and Youth Welfare; Government of Assam; and Shri Ranuj Kumar Borkotoky, ACS, Joint Secretary, Sports and Youth Welfare Department; Government of Assam today visited the ACA Stadium, Barsapara, Guwahati for inspection and discussion on various issues relating to infrastructure development of cricket across the State.
In the fruitful meeting that ensued with the office-bearers of Assam Cricket Association including Shri Romen Dutta, President, Assam Cricket Association; Shri Devajit Saikia, Secretary, Assam Cricket Association; Shri Porikshit Dutta, Vice-President, Assam Cricket Association; Shri Tridib Konwar, Treasurer, Assam Cricket Association; Shri Kamakhya Saikia, Joint Secretary, Assam Cricket Association; and Shri Naba Konwar, Member, Apex Council, Assam Cricket Association, a host of pertinent issues in relation to developing the game of cricket across the State were discussed in a detailed manner. When apprised of the series of cricket infrastructure development projects undertaken by Assam Cricket Association across Assam, the Hon’ble Minister lauded such ambitious endeavours of Assam Cricket Association to bring a paradigm shift to the cricketing landscape of Assam.
During the meeting, a couple of issues being faced by Assam Cricket Association with respect to land allotment were also discussed at length. Shri Bimal Borah, Hon'ble Minister, Sports and Youth Welfare, Government of Assam assured the officials of Assam Cricket Association of all possible help and support from the Government of Assam to solve those problems.
Moreover, the matter with respect to the representation of Assam Cricket Association in the Board of Sports, Assam was discussed in the meeting, and the Hon’ble Minister again assured of extending full support to Assam Cricket Association in that regard.
Earlier, Shri Bimal Bora, Hon'ble Minister, Sports and Youth Welfare, Government of Assam was felicitated by the officials of Assam Cricket Association in a befitting manner with an “Asomiya Gamosa”, “Xorai”, ”Jaapi” and a plaque.
The Hon’ble Minister, during the visit, also inspected few facilities present within the ACA Stadium, Barsapara, Guwahati including its Control Room and the under-construction Gymnasium.