AGARTALA: The Tripura Cricket Association (TCA), with financial assistance from the Board of Control for Cricket in India, has set out plans to build a 25,000-seat capacity international standard cricket stadium with all modern facilities near here.
Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Sunday formally launched the works for the stadium, being constructed at Narshingarh, 20 km north of Agartala, IANS reports.
A New Delhi-based construction company has secured the contract to build the stadium, at a cost of over Rs2 billion, of which the BCCI will be defraying 50 per cent of the costs.
Once completed, the 25,000-seater facility would be the second largest cricket stadium in the Northeast after Assam’s Guwahati stadium.
The Tripura government has allocated around 15 acres of land to the TCA for the stadium, the newswire further reports.