Guwahati, Nov. 6: The BCCI has approved of the new cricket stadium at Barsapara ground here as a new venue and allowed the Assam Cricket Association (ACA) to host a Cooch Behar Trophy (under-19) tournament match at the ground after the ongoing BCCI East Zone women's limited overs tournament matches.
"The ground and pitches committee, led by Daljit Singh, has found the venue satisfactory on the basis of the match referee Pankaj Dharmani's report on the East Zone women's one day tournament matches. Therefore, it is approved of as a new venue for BCCI junior domestic tournaments from the current season," ACA secretary Bikash Baruah said today. The committee's east zone representative Ashish Bhowmick was also present during the first match at the ground between Assam and Odisha women on Sunday. "We will now host Jammu and Kashmir against us in the CB Trophy match at the same ground from December 1 to 4," he added. He further said if the wickets turn out to be satisfactory, "we will expect to host Ranji Trophy matches there by the next season".