Shillong, Oct 2 (UNI) Finally the Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) has granted affiliation to Meghalaya Cricket Association (MCA) along with cricket boards of Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.
MCA was affiliated by BCCI together with the cricket boards of Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh in its 79th Annual General Body meeting held in Mumbai on September 27.
With the affiliation, Meghalaya would be able to participate in Ranji Trophy. So far, MCA was under Assam Cricket Association and players from Meghalaya used to participate in the Ranji Trophy from the Assam state team.
MCA secretary, Naba Bhattacharjee, termed the BCCI's move as ''positive'' for the development of cricket in the region and the country.
BCCI officials would soon visit the state capital to evaluate the existing infrastructure at Polo Grounds where the first division cricket is held.
''Based on the evaluation, the BCCI would earmark the necessary funds to develop the grounds and provide assistance to the young talents here,'' Bhattacharjee said.
He added that Meghalaya would take part in the under-17 and under-19 cricket tournaments held in different parts of the country.
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