Guwahati: Barsapara cricket stadium likely to host IPL next year

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Guwahati: Barsapara cricket stadium likely to host IPL next year

G Plus News | May 18, 2019 16:08 hrs

GUWAHATI: The Barsapara cricket stadium, also known as Dr. Bhupen Hazarika stadium, is likely to host the Indian Premier League (IPL) next year.

On May 18, the secratary of the Assam Cricket Association (ACA), Devajit Saikia, informed the media that talks are on to host few matches of the IPL at Guwahati in 2020.

 

Jake Lush McCrum, general manager, cricket operations for Rajasthan Royals was in the city to meet the officials of ACA and also to evaluate the venue.

"We are trying for the past three years to bring the IPL to the state and we have been requesting the franchises to come to the state to evaluate the venue here. Earlier Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders showed interest but because of some obligation, it didn't happen. So, this time with Jake's visit we are expecting something good," said Saikia.

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Riyan Parag along with Jake Lush McCrum

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