Sikkim to have its first cricket stadium soon

The cricket stadium is being made by the Boards of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and presently the first phase of work is going on in full pace. Lucknow based company engineers after winning a tender in Mumbai are handed over the construction task by the BCCI.

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There’s a good news for all the young aspiring cricket players of Sikkim. The days are not far that Sikkim will have its first ever Cricket stadium at Rango Mining ground, east Sikkim making it possible for the Sikkimese cricket players to not just play cricket but also get the best of cricket by using the multi level amenities.

The cricket stadium is being made by the Boards of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and presently the first phase of work is going on in full pace. Lucknow based company engineers after winning a tender in Mumbai are handed over the construction task by the BCCI.

As informed by Sonam Palden Bhutia, generel Secretary of Sikkim Cricket Association (SCA) the fund of Rs. 1.27 crore has already been released by BCCI and the work is going on in a war-footing basis. The cricket stadium will be constructed in three different phases. SCA is also providing all the necessary local support for the construction is informed.

Construction of seven pitches, outfield and drainage system of the ground will be taken up in the first phase. The second phase will have fabricate pavilions and during the final phase, cricket academy, swimming pool and gym facilities shall be constructed informed Bhutia.

Bhutia further informed that the first phase of the construction will be completed in seven months.

He also added the construction of pitch has already started and the entire work is supervised by BCCI East Zone curator, Ashish Bhowmick. 

Bhutia also informed that few cricket matches of this season shall be played in the newly constructed pitch after the completion and getting approval of BCCI. He also shall request the BCCI to hold few matches in Sikkim after the competition, he added.

The construction of the cricket stadium in Sikkkm will surely revive the energy of cricket players and cricket enthusiasts of the state. It will surely help in the growth and promotion of cricket in Sikkim and also in the growth of Sikkim Cricket Association expressed Bhutia.

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