BCCI chief promises full support to develop cricket in North East

Shillong: Newly-elected BCCI President Anurag Thakur has assured that the Indian cricket’s governing body will provide wholehearted support to all northeastern states in order to develop the sport in the neglected region.

“The BCCI is committed to handhold North Eastern states and bring them to the mainstream. I am extremely happy with the two camps organized by the BCCI at Shillong and Dimapur,” Thakur said while announcing a slew of steps to help raise the profile of the sport in the region.

“We have exciting talent coming through and the BCCI will give them a platform to excel. We have taken steps that will lay a solid foundation for cricket development in the North East,” he added.

Thakur visited Nagaland and Meghalaya and met with officials, coaches and trainees at Dimapur and Shillong where the U-16 and under 19 BCCI-NCA camps are underway.

He said that the BCCI will help in setting up a cricket ground and indoor cricket facility in all the northeastern states besides providing ground and gym equipment.

Thakur also declared that a combined North East team would be selected by the national selectors in order to ensure that youngsters from the region get an opportunity to prove their talent. This team will take part in all national-level tournaments conducted by the BCCI across all age groups. (ANI)