SICA to revive Kalu Ram Thirani Cup

Thursday, Feb 02, 2023 08:00 [IST]

Last Update: Thursday, Feb 02, 2023 02:18 [IST]

SICA to revive Kalu Ram Thirani Cup

GANGTOK,: The new executive body of Sikkim Cricket Association led by president Tika Subba took charge of the office Wednesday at Mining, near Rangpo.

Tika Subba along with vice president Dinesh Khator, honorary secretary Rinzing Namgyal Bhutia, joint secretary Gopal Sharma Dahal, treasurer Mukesh Agarwal and apex council councilor Karma Jigme Namgyal also interacted with players, district bodies, SICA employees including support staff and ground staff in a meeting and welcome ceremony conducted by the office staff, informs a press release.

In the meeting, president Tika Subba announced their plans for growth of cricket in Sikkim.

He said that they will start centers of excellence across the State, and tie up with potential institutes, schools and colleges and conduct inter-school tournaments.

Subba said the new executive body will involve all stakeholders at decision making level and provide equal opportunity.

He also announced ban on liquor and tobacco products in SICA ground periphery.

The SICA body also plans to revive Kalu Ram Thirani Cup and Murray Cup and introduce a tournament in memory of Lt. Binod Pradhan, the former president of SICA.

Vice president Dinesh Khator, one of the founding members of SICA, shared a brief history of SICA with the gathering. He assured that the new body will maintain transparency in all its dealings and funds will be utilized in proper manner. He emphasized the importance of players, executives, administrative staff, support staff and ground staff and said that it should run like a well-oiled machine. He stated that the executive body is open to any idea and suggestions from any stakeholders.

Secretary Rinzing Namgyal Bhutia said, “The executive body is here to work for the interest of cricket. We are here to serve the game of cricket and to ensure that we work towards the betterment of the game.”

After the meeting, the president, secretary and SICA selector left for Guwahati to attend a meeting for Senior Women’s One Day Inter Zonal Tournament.

The new body also announced return of Level B coach Kikam Bhutia who was working in Meghalaya for the past two years after parting ways with SICA.   

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi