Assam Cricket Association (ACA) inked an MoU with Assam Police for developing cricket infrastructure at Adarsha Gaon, Barhampur in Nagaon district on August 14.
On the occasion, the foundation stone of the ACA-AP cricket complex was laid down by Assam director general of police (DGP) Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta.
As per the terms of the MoU, the ACA will build a proper cricket ground in the 26 bighas of land allotted to it by the Assam government while keeping room for the use of the Assam police.
The ACA will also develop a satellite cricket academy for the central Assam zone at the ACA-AP cricket complex, besides investing both money and human resource for the development as well as upkeep of the cricket facilities at the complex.
The MoU also highlights the fact that the Assam Cricket Association will be able to conduct cricket activities under the banner of BCCI/ACA from time to time at the complex.
ACA secretary Devajit Saikia announced that they would build centre wickets along with 10 practice pitches at the complex, besides developing swimming pool facilities and a 100-seater players’ hostel.
Assam DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta in his address said that the Assam police was happy to collaborate with the ACA for the development of overall sports in general, and cricket in particular.
ACA president Romen Dutta, in his speech, said that this initiative has been undertaken as part of ACA’s endeavour and project to develop more and more cricket infrastructure across the state to provide better facilities to the budding cricketers.
Barhampur MLA Jitu Goswami, top police and ACA officials were also present during the occasion.