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Soccer, cricket meets in city

By Sports reporter

GUWAHATI, Oct 26 � The Chandmari based Guwahati Cultural and Sports Organisation is preparing to host a football and a tennis ball cricket tournament at the AEI ground here from November 8. The football tournament will be held from November 8 to 14 and it will be followed by day/night tennis ball cricket from November 15.

Disclosing this in a press conference here last evening, the president of the organization Biman Chandra Baruah said they will have 16 teams for the football meet where an amount of Rs 37,000 will be at stake as prize-money. They will offer Rs 40,000 as prize-money in the cricket meet. The organizers, however said they don�t have any title sponsor for both the meets and the major portion of the budget (Rs 3,60,000) will be met from members� contribution.

Baruah said to encourage the young players of the locality they are hosting such tournaments. They will welcome teams from various parts of the city.

Sports secretary Nausad Ali informed that they will try to provide all possible facilities to the participating teams including good playing condition. Considering the popularity of the championship last year, they are planning to widen the ground so that footballers get conducive atmosphere to perform their best.

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Soccer, cricket meets in city

GUWAHATI, Oct 26 � The Chandmari based Guwahati Cultural and Sports Organisation is preparing to host a football and a tennis ball cricket tournament at the AEI ground here from November 8. The football tournament will be held from November 8 to 14 and it will be followed by day/night tennis ball cricket from November 15.

Disclosing this in a press conference here last evening, the president of the organization Biman Chandra Baruah said they will have 16 teams for the football meet where an amount of Rs 37,000 will be at stake as prize-money. They will offer Rs 40,000 as prize-money in the cricket meet. The organizers, however said they don�t have any title sponsor for both the meets and the major portion of the budget (Rs 3,60,000) will be met from members� contribution.

Baruah said to encourage the young players of the locality they are hosting such tournaments. They will welcome teams from various parts of the city.

Sports secretary Nausad Ali informed that they will try to provide all possible facilities to the participating teams including good playing condition. Considering the popularity of the championship last year, they are planning to widen the ground so that footballers get conducive atmosphere to perform their best.