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Himanta next president of ACA!

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  29 May 2016 12:00 AM GMT

By Our Sports Reporter

GUWAHATI, May 28: The governing body meeting of the Assam Cricket Association will be held in the city tomorrow. The meeting will begin at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium at 11am.

Although there will be a few agenda for discussion in tomorrow’s meeting, which include accounts also, the cricket fraternity feels that the meeting can act as a catalyst on the selection of candidates for the forthcoming Annual General Meeting which is schedule to be held on June 12.

“It will be wrong if I say that we are not in touch with different district units. Discussions are going on to select the right people for different posts and we will use this meeting too for the purpose. I am optimistic that everything will be filized within next week,” said a key official of the present committee of the Assam Cricket Association.

It is not clear whether the current president of the Assam Cricket Association Gautam Roy will seek one more term for the post as he has kept his cards close to the chest. But sources revealed that he is not interested to contest. A close associate of Roy said The Sentinel, “He is not interested to seek one more term for the post of president. During informal discussions with a section of the current office bearers Roy revealed his decision and till date he is very adamant on it even though the incumbent enjoys a good support from different district units.’

If Roy sticks to his decision than Himanta Biswa Sarma, a cabinet minister in the BJP lead Government is likely to be the new president of the Assam Cricket Association without facing contest.

A section of former cricketers already revealed the news in the media about Himanta’s interest for the post of president. “We meet him recently and he agreed to take the post,” said a former cricketer on condition of anonymity. The picture is expected to be clear within a couple of days.

However, for the post of general secretary four mes are doing the rounds which included secretaries (in charge) of the existing committee Ajoy Sharma and Satan Das respectively along with Brojen Gohain and Anil Bora. The official added, “Right at this moment it will be very tough to say among the four who will filly contest for general secretary post or the candidate will be decided unimously. But right now it looks like that a contest is on the card.”

Change of guard is expected for the post of treasurer also as Ghanshyam Baruah, the present office bearer, this time has opted to stay away.


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