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BCCI to develop cricket in north-east with a 25,000 capacity stadium

The Tripura Cricket Association, with financial assistance from the BCCI would build a 25,000-seat capacity international standard cricket stadium with all modern facilities in Agartala

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The Tripura Cricket Association (TCA), with financial assistance from the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India), would build a 25,000-seat capacity international standard cricket stadium with all modern facilities in Agartala.

Chief Minister of Tripura Manik Sarkar on Sunday (20 August, 2017 ) formally launched the works for the stadium to be built at a cost of over Rs 200 crore.

According to TCA Secretary Tapas Dey, the BCCI would reimburse 50 per cent cost of the stadium, being constructed at Narshingarh, 20 km north of Agartala. A New Delhi-based construction company would build the stadium.

The 25,000-seat capacity under-construction stadium would be the second largest cricket stadium in the north-eastern region after Assam's Guwahati stadium. The Tripura government has allocated around 15 acres of land to the TCA to construct the stadium.

Dey added, "In the under-construction international standard cricket stadium, all latest modern facilities would be available so that international cricket matches could be held here. The seven-storeyed club house, modern lift, and electronic score board are the other features of the stadium.”

The Chief Minister said that with the construction of the stadium, sports, more particularly cricket, would be further developed in the country in general and in the north-eastern states in particular.

Manis Sarkar said, "There is a huge reservoir of sports talent in Tripura and other north-eastern states. They must get the scope to highlight their talent, skill and abilities." The club house will be a seven-storied building and will have good lifts, modern gymnasium and electronic score boards.


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