Kolkata : The Manipur Cricket Association (MCA) on Saturday approached the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) for an exchange programme consisting of three limited overs games and two T20 matches. It also approached The National Cricket Club for training of coaches and umpires.
“Yes, CAB has agreed to such proposal from MCA. We would play the matches in Bengal in October/November. As a full member, it is our moral duty to support growth of the game in other neighbouring states. Such games would be played between MCA XI and CAB XI”, said Avishek Dalmiya, joint secretary, CAB.
“I am hopeful that other existing full member states would also come up with similar programmes as they are all keen that cricket should be spread to every nook and corner of the country”, he added. The Bengal side would however not comprise of their players as they would be engaged in BCCI tournaments then.
In the meantime, in order to train their umpires, MCA had also got the nod from The National Cricket Club, another full member of The Board of Control for Cricket in India to hold workshops and seminars in Manipur.
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