C Times, 21 August 2017, Agartala
The Tripura Cricket Association (TCA), with financial assistance from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), is set to build a 25 thousand seat capacity international standard cricket stadium with all modern facilities near town city.
Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar formally launched the works for the stadium to be built at a cost of over 200 Cr.
Explaining the TCA Secretary Tapas Dey said, “The BCCI would reimburse 50 percent cost of the stadium, being constructed at Narshingarh, 18 km north of town city. A new Delhi based construction company would build the stadium.”
Mr Dev continued, “In the under-construction international standard cricket stadium, all latest modern facilities would be available so that international cricket matches could be held here. The seven storeyed club house, modern lift, and electronic score board are the other features of the stadium.”
The 25,000-seat capacity under-construction stadium would be the second largest cricket stadium in the North eastern region after Assam’s Guwahati stadium. The Tripura government has allocated around 15 acres of land to the TCA to construct the stadium, said Mr Dey.
The Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, addressing to the programme said, “There is a huge reservoir of sports talent in Tripura and other north eastern states. They must get the scope to highlight their talent, skill and abilities.”