ANI Photo | Assam CM inaugrates Sarma Raichai Rural Stadium in Demow

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma inaugurated the Raichai Rural Stadium in Demow Raichai built at a cost of Rs 13 crore.
The Raichai Rural Stadium was inaugurated on Tuesday. Sarma also laid the groundwork for two projects totalling Rs 465 crores in the Sivasagar district. Tapan Kumar Gogoi, the BJP candidate for the forthcoming Jorhat Lok Sabha, made the welcoming speech, while Thowra MLA Sushanta Borgohain also gave an important speech during the occasion.
“Encouraging Budding Sportspersons. Our Govt’s vision is to build an infrastructurally superlative stadium in every district to encourage talented youth at the grassroots to hone their skills. Today, I dedicated two such stadiums in Demow and Mahmora. Glimpses,” Sarma wrote on X.
Earlier, the Indian senior men’s team head coach Igor Stimac on Thursday announced a list of 35 probables for the two matches against Afghanistan in Round 2 of the FIFA World Cup 2026 and AFC Asian Cup Saudi Arabia 2027 Preliminary Joint Qualification.
The Blue Tigers will first play the away match against Afghanistan on March 21 in Abha, Saudi Arabia. India’s home match against Afghanistan will be played at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati on March 26.
Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Phurba Tempa Lachenpa, Vishal Kaith.
Defenders: Akash Mishra, Lalchungnunga, Mehtab Singh, Pritam Kotal, Rahul Bheke, Nikhil Chandrashekhar Poojary, Subhasish Bose, Narender, Anwar Ali, Roshan Singh Naorem, Amey Ganesh Ranawade, Jay Gupta.
Midfielders: Anirudh Thapa, Brandon Fernandes, Liston Colaco, Mahesh Singh Naorem, Sahal Abdul Samad, Suresh Singh Wangjam, Jeakson Singh Thounaojam, Deepak Tangri, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Lalengmawia Ralte, Imran Khan.
Forwards: Sunil Chhetri, Ishan Pandita, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Manvir Singh, Vikram Partap Singh, Rahul Kannoly Praveen, Nandhakumar Sekar, Isak Vanlalruatfela.

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