Barsapara Stadium might host test matches from next year
GUWAHATI: After the pitch at Barsapara cricket stadium in Guwahati garnered praises from the Indian cricket team and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) alike, the stadium might now be considered as a test cricket venue for the future.
Assam Cricket Association (ACA) authorities informed G Plus that Saba Karim, general manager of cricket operations at BCCI, spoke to ACA officials and asked them about the feasibility of hosting a test match at the Barsapara stadium.
The recently held one day international (ODI) match between India and West Indies in Guwahati saw three centuries from the two teams and the pitch was also appreciated by Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja.
“After the ODI match, Saba Karim sir came to the pitch and approached us to ask if we would be able to host a test series here in the future. We assured him that we would do our best to prepare the pitch suitable for test matches,” said ACA member and one of the pitch curators, Mukut Kalita.
He is also a BCCI qualified curator since 2013 and is included in BCCI panel of neutral curators for home and away in Ranji Trophy.
File photo of Barsapara Stadium