ACA secretary Devajit Saikia speaking at the event in Silchar on Friday.

Silchar is likely to be the second venue for the forthcoming Assam Premier League tournament to be held in February next year.

Assam Cricket Association (ACA) secretary Devajit Saikia on Friday suggested this while speaking at a state level umpires’ seminar cum workshop in Silchar.

The event was organised by Silchar Veteran Cricketers Club (SVCC).

BCCI panelist umpires Satrajit Lahiri from West Bengal and SomnathJha from Jharkhand attended as the key note speakers at the event.

“The chief minister of Assam wanted us to look for other venues for the Assam Premier League apart from Barsapara Cricket Stadium.

“We , therefore, have shortlisted Silchar for organising the event. There is every possibility to hold some matches of the tournament here, provided it can stand up to the needs and requirements to hold such an event,” ACA secretary Saikia said.

The ACA secretary hailed the SVCC for organising the seminar cum workshop.

Silchar MLA and former deputy speaker Dilip Kumar Paul inaugurated the two-day seminar cum workshop.

The participants of the works.

Paul in his speech said, “I appreciate the initiatives taken up by the SVCC. They have done commendable job in the past three years in uplifting cricket. They have also extended help to sportspersons of other disciplines.”

A total of 32 umpires from various districts of Assam attended the first day of the seminar cum workshop.

Aniruddha Laskar

Aniruddha Laskar is the Chief of Bureau, South Assam &and Mizoram. He can be reached at - anilaskar@gmail.com

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