Cricket coaching centre for Karimganj - Dearth of ground poses major hurdle

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By SATANANDA BHATTACHARJEE in Hailakandi
  • Published 16.04.09
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Hailakandi, April 16: Boosted by Govt Boys’ Higher Secondary School’s second straight Dilip Sarma Trophy title win, the Karimganj District Sports Association has taken an initiative of setting up a proper cricket coaching centre in the Barak Valley town give cricket a facelift in the junior level.

DSA secretary Biman Bihari Sinha said the association was planning to start a cricket-coaching centre in the lines of those in Silchar and Hailakandi. The main hurdle, he said, was dearth of a proper ground in Karimganj.

“However, we will have to set up the academy with whatever infrastructure we have at our disposal,” he said.

The DSA holds its sporting activities on the ground of the Govt Boys’ HS School, which happens to be the only playground in the town. After emerging champions, the school, too, has started looking for better sports infrastructure.

Physical instructor of the school, Amarendra Deb, said they were proud to be the winners of the prestigious title. On April 7, the school defeated Hindi High School, Bokakhat, by virtue of a first innings lead.

However, the result of the tournament has been officially withheld following a protest lodged by the Bokakhat school alleging irregularities the Karimganj team.

Six players of the school team were earlier debarred from the tournament because of age fudging. However, of the new faces which replaced them, at least one player has been detected to be from another school.