National Cricket Academy is established in Sikkim: Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang

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BCCI Secretary Jay Shah recently visited Sikkim and met Prime Minister Prem Singh Tamang.© AFP


Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang said Wednesday that BCCI Secretary Jay Shah assured him that a National Cricket Academy will be established in the Himalayan state to provide a platform for the youth. Shah, the BCCI in charge of Sikkim, Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, paid a daytime visit to Tamang at his Mintokgang residence here. Tamang said in a social media post that he and Shah discussed various issues related to the development of cricket in Sikkim and that the cricket council official assured him of all possible support.

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This was the first time that a senior cricket board official has visited the Himalayan state and demonstrated his dedication to motivating the young people of Sikkim to embrace the sport as a profession, he said.

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As the BCCI pledged to establish a quality infrastructure for the promotion of the game in Sikkim, Tamang expressed confidence that talented cricketers will be discovered to represent the state and nation in due course.

Shah was joined by Cricket Association of Bengal President Abhishek Dalmia, IPL Governing Council Member Mamom Majumdar, BCCI Interim CEO Hemang Amin and officials from the Sikkim Cricket Association.

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