Anurag Thakur, the new BCCI Czar has already started working on expanding the game of cricket to those parts of the country where it is less popular. On his recent visit to Nagaland, Thakur has announced that BCCI would sanction construction of another cricket stadium in the foothills of Nagaland. ‘You decide the location where you want to have it built. Then, I can assure you that you will have another stadium very soon’ he said.
He also praised the Nagaland Cricket Stadium in Sovima by stating that the stadium is as ‘beautiful as any international ground’, and that the Nagaland Cricket Association (NCA) had actually adopted the correct procedure by ‘giving first priority to the ground, practice area, dressing rooms and the academy before constructing galleries.’
He also said that he will ensure that the Sovima stadium was ‘as beautiful as any international ground.’ For the players in the academy, Thakur proposed a way to ensure that they get to compete with the best in the country. Under this proposal, the BCCI would organize a junior-level tournament before July 31 next, in which all the affiliated states of the region would participate.