BCCI Lays Foundation for Indoor Cricket Academies in North-Eastern States

On Monday, the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) achieved a significant milestone by laying the foundation stone for indoor cricket training academies in six North-Eastern states. This initiative is designed to nurture budding cricketers in the region by providing state-of-the-art facilities.

The indoor academies will cater to players from Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Sikkim, with the training centers located in Shillong, Itanagar, Kohima, Aizawl, Imphal, and Gangtok.

“Honored to lay the foundation stone for BCCI’s upcoming state-of-the-art indoor training facilities in the North-East,” wrote BCCI Secretary Jay Shah on X, formerly Twitter.

Previously, cricketers from these states had to travel to major centers like Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai, or Ahmedabad for training, especially during the monsoon season. To address this, the BCCI established the North-East Cricket Development Committee, headed by Avishek Dalmiya, President of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB).

Shah added, “Cricketers from Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Sikkim will soon benefit from world-class indoor nets, swimming pools, and fitness centers, offering year-round training opportunities.”

“Along with the launch of the new pavilion in Mizoram, these are significant steps towards our vision of enhancing cricket infrastructure in the region. Exciting times ahead,” he added.

In parallel, the BCCI is advancing the development of a new National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru, which will feature expanded facilities to further support Indian cricket’s growth.

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