The current Secretary of The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Jay Shah, visited North-Eastern states to plan out necessary help to enhance the cricketing amenities in the region.
“Humbled and honoured to visit both Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim. Assured all North-Eastern states of @BCCI’s support to enhance capacity building, cricketing infrastructure, NCA coaches and technical staff, training methodologies & medical facilities. We are in this together,” Shah tweeted.
In the Arunachal Pradesh, the discussion between state’s Chief Minister Pema Khandu, BCCI Secretary Jay Shah, Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and Governor BD Mishra for elevating the facilities of sports in the area proved fruitful.
“Cricket is loved very much in Arunachal. A pleasure to have Honorary Secretary @BCCI Shri @JayShah Ji in Arunachal. A fruitful discussion today on promotion of #Cricket initiated by Hon’ble Guv Brig (Dr) BD Mishra Ji in presence of Shri @KirenRijiju Ji & MP @DilipSaikia4Bjp Ji,” CM Khandu had tweeted.
Even Sikkim was offered full support, where Shah assured Sikkim’s Chief Minister PS Golay that the BCCI would set up a National Cricket Academy in the state.
The initiative is likely to give India a pool of cricket talent in the future.