"It is a Rs 200 crore project of which 50 per cent would be borne by BCCI and the rest by TCA," TCA secretary Tapas Dey told    Getty Images (Representational Image)
“It is a Rs 200 crore project of which 50 per cent would be borne by BCCI and the rest by TCA,” TCA secretary Tapas Dey told Getty Images (Representational Image)

Agartala: Tripura Cricket Association (TCA) will build a world-class cricket stadium, with a seating capacity of 25,000, in collaboration with BCCI at Narsinghgarh near Agartala. “It is a Rs 200 crore project of which 50 per cent would be borne by BCCI and the rest by TCA,” TCA secretary Tapas Dey told reporters on Monday. It will be a modern stadium having all facilities and will be capable of holding all types of international matches, he said. Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Sunday laid the foundation stone of the stadium, which will be the second largest cricket stadium in the north-east after the stadium in Guwahati. Duleep Trophy likely to be scrapped from 2017-18 domestic calendar

Sarkar said, “It is a good initiative by the TCA and will provide further opportunity to young cricket players in the state.” “We have no dearth of sports talent in the state but we need to train them properly,” Sarkar said. The club house will be a seven-storied building and will have good lifts, modern gymnasium and electronic score boards.