Barsapara stadium in Guwahati ready to host international cricket matches
A two-member team of BCCI visited the newly constructed Barsapara cricket stadium in Guwahati and informed that it is ready to host international matches.
Expressing their satisfaction, BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhury and general manager of cricket operations MV Sridhar said that the stadium is likely to host an ODI in the later part of the year featuring India and a visiting team.
The BCCI team said that almost 90 per cent works of the stadium have been completed. The officials also said that the Assam Cricket Association (ACA) will do the rest of the works in the next few months.
“Most of the jobs have been done. There are certain areas which needed to be re-worked which we have already pointed out to the ACA officials. I hope it will be completed within the next three months,” Choudhury told reporters.
The Rs 260-crore stadium has already hosted at least 17 Ranji Trophy matches since 2013-14. The stadium, with modern technologies, is being regarded as one of the best in the country. The media tribune, with reported capacity of around 250, is touted as the largest in the country. The place also boosts of state-of-the-art broadcast centre.
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