By TC News Desk
Agartala: August 22. Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha today said that his government along with Tripura Cricket Association is sincere towards developing cricket in the state.“Cricket is one of the most loved and engaging sport. The state government besides Tripura Cricket Association is sincere towards developing cricket in the state”, said Chief Minister Dr Saha after inaugurating final match of Sadar sub-division T20 cricket organised by Tripura Cricket Association.
He said Tripura’s boys and girls are no less than those of other states in sports. “This has been proved by the state’s players over the years. Not only the sportspersons but the coaches also has earned special place for their contributions”, he said.He said, different playgrounds have been improvised in the state for development of sports and so that the sportspersons may practice well.
He emphasised upon giving importance to actively participating in sports besides the regular academics.
“The sportspersons must practice much more as there is no alternative to practice. So is the role of the coach important to take the sportspersons towards the right direction. The present state government is giving special importance to infrastructural development in sports for overall development of sports in the state”, he said.In the inaugural programme, Mayor of Agartala Municipal Corporation Dipak Majumder said, advanced infrastructure is being built in different areas of the state to develop the sports sector. As a result, talented sportspersons of different areas of the state are gradually emerging.
President of United Friends Club and veteran journalist Subal Kumar Dey said, initiative has been taken to expand cricket related activities in rural areas. But that was hindered in the last two years due to Covid-19 situation. He also lauded this initiative of Tripura Cricket Association. President of TCA Tapan Lodh was also present in the inaugural programme. It is to be noted that in the T20 tournament Final match of Sadar Senior Club Cricket, United Friends Club wins by 5 wickets against Bloodmouth.