GUWAHATI Guwahati Sports Association (GSA) unveiled its new plans and programs under the newly adopted constitution here today.
Addressing a press conference, the general secretary of the GSA Devajit Saikia said, “The General Body has adopted the new constitution to make the organization dynamic and vibrant. Considering latest changes in the sports world, the constitution has taken some drastic steps for betterment of sports in Guwahati”.
Elaborating the major steps taken by the GSA Saikia said that there would be now four categories of member-ship in GSA- Clubs, Educational Institutions, Institutions and Life Membership. The association is also in the pro-cess of preparing a sports calendar for all its disciplines.
At the same time explaining the major changes brought to the football structure Saikia said that existing Super Division Football League was abolished and there would be three divisions which were ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’. Guwahati Premier Football League will be introduced as a highly competitive showcase event of Football where offices, cor-porate will participate along with the top two teams of the ‘A’ Division.
Apart from Men’s Football League, the GSA will also conduct age group (U13, U15 and U17) and Women’s Football Leagues and had also planned to start school football tournament.
Informing about the prestigious Bordoloi Trophy, the general secretary said that AIFF has sent a proposal to or-ganize the Bordoloi Trophy as a qualifying tournament for Santosh Trophy for eight northeastern states. The GSA on principle, accepted the proposal, but nothing is finally decided. A final decision will be taken after the consulta-tion with the Chief Minister. On the other hand in cricket, there will be two divisions- ‘A’ and ‘B’. In both the divi-sions the number of teams would be 10.
The press conference was also attended by the president Paresh Chandra Das, vice president Bhola Boro, treas-urer Amiya Kumar Kalita, joint secretary Kajal Paul Choudhury and other office bearers.