BCCI prez Anurag Thakur pledges to develop cricket in north-east India
Cricket, despite being Indian's most popular sport, is still pale in comparison to other sports when it comes to representation and infrastructure development.
New Delhi: The new president of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Anurag Thakur on Wednesday pledged to promote the sport in north-east.
Thakur, who is visiting the north eastern states of India after his elevation to the top post Indian board, was present as the distinguished guest at the Under-19 North East cricket camp in Meghalaya.
"We're creating blue print for north-eastern sector, so every state association in north-east should have full-fledged ground to host national matches, their inter-district or inter-club matches and an additional facility of indoor practice area," he said.
Cricket, despite being Indian's most popular sport, is still pale in comparison to other sports when it comes to representation and infrastructure development in the region.
To start with, the BCCI president promised indoor cricket facilities in Meghalaya. "We'll start work of indoor cricket facilities in Meghalaya within next couple of months," he added.
Thakur, who served as the secretary of the board before becoming its president, had earlier expressed keen interest in developing cricket in the region.