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Ex-cricketers to protest against ACA

By Sports reporter

GUWAHATI, July 7 � Expressing concern on the functioning of the Assam Cricket Association (ACA), a group of former cricketers are planning to stage protests in various phases.

Addressing a press conference here today, the spokesman of the former cricketers Sazzad Zahir Hussain said, tomorrow they will stage a dharna in front of the Barsapara cricket stadium where the ACA governing body meeting is scheduled to be held from 10 am.

The cricketers also vowed to organise a protest rally from the Nehru Stadium to Dighalipukhuri on July 11 and planning to call on the Governor and the Chief Minister to apprise them of the issue.

The players alleged that the present system of running the ACA is not satisfactory. They want more facilities for the present players and clarity of accounts. They also expressed their concern over the delay in completing the Barsapara stadium as is took around 10 years and still far from completion.

They also blamed the present governing body members for not raising their voice against the present leadership of the State cricket body. But when they were asked that as the ACA governing body only can change the system why they are not bidding to get into the governing body or convince the district representatives for the change, the former players hardly reacted.

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