The former Team India captain and the present president of the Cricket Association of Bengal Saurav Ganguly hailed the Assam Cricket Association for the smooth hosting of the ODI on Sunday.
The opening match of the five-match India-West Indies ODI series was held at the Assam Cricket Association(ACA) Stadium also known as Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Cricket Stadium in Barsapara, Guwahati without any incident.
Ganguly, who watched the first part of the match said Assam has been able to organize national and international matches efficiently. After the ACA stadium was built, the cricket infrastructure has developed to a great extent and the state may get a chance to organize more international matches.
He also said after the construction of the state-of-the-art infrastructure in the stadium, Assam will be able to fulfill the dreams of aspiring cricketers and produce more excellent cricketers.
He was pleased to see the huge crowd that filled the stadium to watch the match and said that such crowds fuel the spirit of the cricketers to give their best shot and the whole atmosphere becomes positive which in turn makes the match interesting as the cricket teams feel supportive from crowd cheer.
He also released a souvenir published on the occasion of the India-West Indies match.