Itanagar: Former Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on Friday unveiled the Tado Kholi Inter-District Cricket trophy at Rajiv Gandhi University, near here.
Tuki, a senior Congress MLA, is also the former president of the Arunachal Cricket Association.
Teams from all ten affiliated District Cricket Associations were assembled during the grand opening ceremony.
The family members including wife of late Tado Kholi, Yama Kholi was also present during the opening ceremony.
Speaking on the occasion, Tuki informed that due to his consistent efforts and the timely interference and out of the mercy of the Supreme Court of India, the Arunachal Cricket Association was granted affiliation by the Board of Control Cricket in India (BCCI).
“Otherwise there was no possibility of getting permanent member with BCCI until date,” he disclosed.
Tuki, however, said that he is very glad to see the tremendous improvements of the cricket in the state where Arunachal team has already started defeating other states in national level tournaments sponsored by BCCI.
He wished all the participants to be their best and advised them to be disciplined and obedient while on the field during whole tournament.
The participating teams include, Tawang, East Kameng, Papum Pare, Lower Subansiri, Kra Daadi, Kurung Kumey, Upper Subansiri, Lower Siang, West Siang and Itanagar.
Meanwhile the opening match between Papum Pare and Lower Subansiri at ground one and Tawang and Lower Siang at ground 2 were abandoned during the due to rain.
Upper Subansiri would lock horn with West Siang at ground one from while in the ground two, Kurung Kumey would face Kra Daadi on Saturday.