If this Tuesday’s one-day international cricket game between India and Sri Lanka at the Assam Cricket Association Stadium in Barsapara went without a problem, the state may find itself a strong candidate to host an ICC Men’s World Cup match later in the year.
The role of the stakeholders, spectators included, would be to check the appropriate boxes and leave no stone unturned as the city prepares to host the opening of the three ODIs between India and Sri Lanka.
Devajit Saikia, The Board of Control for Cricket in India joint secretary and former Assam Cricket Association secretary stated that The Assam Cricket Association may have the opportunity to host a World Cup match if things go well in the stadium.
The Assam Cricket Association Stadium is the only international cricket facility in the region, hence the organization’s stake extends beyond Assam to include all eight of the northeastern states.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India has not decided on the locations for this year’s World Cup, which will take place in October and November.
He also thanked the BCCI’s president Roger Binny and secretary Jay Shah on behalf of the Assam Cricket Association for giving the ACA two international matches within four months.