NECDC bid to develop cricket in north-eastern states

SHILLONG, Oct 12: The 07 Conclave of North East Cricket Development Committee, a joint coordinating body of six north east states including Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim was held at Sovima near Dimapur earlier on October 8.
The meet was hosted by Nagaland Cricket Association.
NECDC was formed in 2016 at the initiative of Naba Bhattacharjee, the then honorary secretary of the Meghalaya Cricket Association and Neiphiu Rio, Chief Minister of Nagaland & former president of NCA, with the objective towards a united move for full membership of BCCI which was achieved in 2018, besides coordinating on all other common cricketing issues with the board.
The 07th Conclave was chaired by Neiphiu Rio, convenor and conducted by Naba Bhattacharjee, co-convenor. Meghalaya was represented by Dipul Ryntathiang, vice-president, MCA and Rayonald Kharkamni, founder member.
The meeting adopted resolutions on matters related to uniform funding, particularly infrastructure development grants such as pending indoor facilities from the BCCI, maintaining total transparency and accountability in matters of accounts and utilization of funds, better communication between the six states and the BCCI, promotion of grass root level cricket to encourage indigenous young potential and improving cricket related activities such as regular tournaments among NECDC states to ensure better understanding and bonding among the states.
The delegates also attended the inaugural function of the Nagaland Cricket Association third cricket ground at Sovima.

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