New Delhi, July 12: Chief Minister of Sikkim Prem Singh Tamang, inaugurated the Centre for Excellence, Club House, Rain Water Reservoir, and Cafe Offside of the Sikkim Cricket Association at the Sikkim Cricket Ground, Rangpo.
The Centre for Excellence is a state-of-the-art facility established by the Sikkim Cricket Association (SICA) with the vision of creating future cricket stars in the region. This centre will provide young and promising cricketers with access to top-notch infrastructure, training facilities, sports science support, and comprehensive supervision from experienced coaches and support staff. The aim is to groom talented individuals and equip them with the necessary skills and guidance to excel in the sport.
The CM congratulated and commended SICA’s efforts in establishing the centre and spoke about the association’s history and formation.
He further addressed the Association’s progression and its affiliation with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). He emphasised that membership in the BCCI has opened doors to numerous opportunities for Sikkimese cricketers. He encouraged players to pursue their dreams and assured them that the government would provide the necessary assistance and opportunities to help them grow and succeed in the sport. The government is committed to nurturing talent and ensuring that no capable individual is left behind due to financial constraints.
The Chief Minister also spoke about the Chief Minister Scholarship Programmes, which aim to help and assist eligible Sikkim students financially.
Established in the year 1987 with the mission to promote, support and upgrade the sport of Cricket in the state of Sikkim, SICA is affiliated to the BCCI as a full Member.