BCCI launches Six Indoor Academies for Cricket’s development in North East India


The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has taken a significant step towards nurturing cricket talent in the North-Eastern states of India. On Monday, BCCI secretary Jay Shah laid the foundation stone for state-of-the-art indoor cricket training academies in six North-Eastern states.

BCCI’s initiative for the North-Eastern States

The states that will benefit from this initiative are Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Sikkim. The move is aimed at helping budding cricketers from these regions hone their skills and compete at the highest level.

The upcoming facilities will include world-class indoor nets, indoor swimming pools, and fitness centres. These amenities will provide year-round training options for aspiring cricketers, thereby overcoming the challenges posed by weather conditions.

This initiative by the BCCI is a significant step towards decentralizing cricket development in India. Traditionally, cricket infrastructure and facilities have been concentrated in the major cities. However, this move recognizes the potential of the North-Eastern states and aims to tap into the talent pool in these regions.

The BCCI’s commitment to developing cricket in the North-Eastern states is not new. In recent years, the board has taken several steps to promote cricket in these regions. This includes granting full membership to the cricket associations of these states and including their teams in the Ranji Trophy, India’s premier domestic cricket competition.

The establishment of these indoor cricket academies is expected to further boost cricket development in the North-Eastern states. It will provide aspiring cricketers with access to top-notch facilities and coaching, thereby helping them to improve their skills and compete at the highest level.

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