Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma inaugurated the Amingaon Cricket Ground in North Guwahati on Tuesday.
Fans do not need to wait too long to get to see their first match as the ground is scheduled to host its first Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) approved domestic match between Meghalaya and Sikkim from Wednesday.
While inaugurating the ground, the Assam CM showed off his batting skills and had some fun with the people.
Assam CM took to his official Twitter account to upload images of him inaugurating the Amingaon Cricket Ground (ACA) and said he was glad to have the honour to do so. Speaking of the facilities, he said that he is ‘confident’ that the ground will help upcoming cricketers to showcase their talent.
The cover drive! 😊 pic.twitter.com/JyAqGzED7X— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) November 16, 2021
The Assam CM also highlighted his point of wanting ‘ACA to develop a state of the art cricket academy to groom’ young talent. He wants the ‘best facilities’ to be provided to the sportspersons.
He also added that they had already ‘earmarked Rs 150 cr for building a new Sports Complex at Chandrapur’ and had planned for building ’52 new stadiums’ across the state.