GUWAHATI, May 25 � Guwahati has been named as the first provisional city to host the U-17 World Cup to be held in 2017.
FIFA Tournament Director Javier Ceppi, addressing the media said considering crowd behaviour and enthusiasm, the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Sarusajai has been selected as the first provisional venue for the championship. The U-17 World Cup will be held during September-October 2017 and all the venues have to be completed before September 2016.
Four venues � Judges� Field, SAI Complex, LNIPE Complex, Tepesia and Sarusajai have been identified as practice venues. Ceppi also mentioned that bucket chairs have to be installed in all the galleries in order to get an exact number of spectators at the ground.
Sports Minister Ajit Singh and Commissioner and Secretary, Sports Ajay Tiwari were also present in the press meet. The organisers of the press conference, however, failed to invite all the correspondents of the local and city-based national media for the important event.