GUWAHATI: The cricket season of the state will get under way with the S P Barooah Cricket Tournament, which will begin at Railway stadium, Maligaon, from October two. Altogether six teams, including three from outside the state, will be seen in action in the tournament.
As per the schedule, released by the Assam Cricket Association (ACA), the President XI will face Assam 'A' in the inaugural tie of the tournament. The other teams in the meet are Secretary XI, CAB XI, Tripura Cricket Association XI and RS Academy, Delhi. All the group league matches will be two-day affairs while the final will be a three-day game.
Meanwhile cash award will also be introduced in the championship from this year. The winning team will get Rs 1,00,000 while for the runners up, the amount will be Rs 50,000. The best player of the meet will also earn Rs 5000.
The schedule: Oct 2-3: President XI vs Assam 'A', Oct 4-5, Tripura CA XI vs RS Academy, Oct 6-7 Assam 'A' vs CAB XI, Oct 8-9 RS Academy vs Secretary XI, Oct 10-11 President XI vs CAB XI, Oct 12-13 Tripura CA XI vs Secretary XI, Oct 15-17 finals
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