The concrete helipad located right at the centre of the cricket ground Credit: ACA

The Assam Cricket Association(ACA) team who visited the Zhagrapara Stadium in Dhubri were shocked to find a helipad constructed with concrete and paver blocks right on top of 3 cricket pitches.

Dhubri District Sports Association exclusively owns the Stadium.

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The ACA team, which included Devajit Saikia, Secretary, Assam Cricket Association along with its Chief Executive Officer, Sri Sujit Kakati; Sri Mukut Kalita, BCCI curator and Vinod Sharma, former first-class cricketer, were in Dhubri to access the cricket infrastructure in the area.

A team of the ACA visited the Zhagrapara Stadium on Saturday

The ACA, in a statement said, “The ACA officials were shocked to find a pebbled road traversing through the ground to the centre pitch area where the helipad is located, as a result of which the outfield has also been substantially damaged.”

The pebbled road traversing right through the cricket ground up to the centre pitch area where the helipad has been constructed

Secretary of Assam Cricket Association, Devajit Saikia, expressed deep anguish over the cruel act against sports by the District Administration.

The construction has caused extensive damage to the only cricket ground in Dhubri. The chances of the stadium holding any matches soon looks bleak.

Devajit Saikia, Secretary, ACA addressing the officials of the Dhubri District Sports Association and cricketers

Saika hopes that the District Administration will remove the helipad along with the pebbled road, and restore the cricket ground to its original condition.

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