Inter-school cricket competitions to return this year

Inter-school cricket competitions to return this year
Thu, Mar 14, 2019

SE Report
GANGTOK:
Sikkim Cricket Association (SICA) plans to continue the inter-school tournaments in the State this year after a break of one-year.
The first inter-school competitions for under-16 and u-19 boys and u-19 girls were held zone-wise in 2017 and discontinued the following year when SICA were included in Indian domestic circuit. Due to sudden participation of SICA in 14 different national level tournaments, which lead to a cramped up season, the association couldn’t continue with the inter-school tournaments.
This year, SICA has sent invitations to secondary and higher secondary schools in State along with the tournament form and an article on ‘cricket as a career’.
Any school interested in participation should fill the form and send the scan copy to sca@sikkimcricket.com. Once we get the response from various schools we will work out modalities to conduct the school tournaments, the SICA said in a press release.
“The main motive behind this tournament is to promote the sport of cricket in State and also search for new talents, work on grooming these talents from the grass-root level and prepare individuals for the national level tournaments of various categories,” the SICA said.


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