Shillong, Nov 3: In culmination of the hard work put in by the Meghalaya Cricket Association, Tura will host two of Meghalaya’s U-19 Cooch Behar Trophy matches this season at the Alotgre Cricket Ground.

The Meghalaya Cricket Association has invested enormous resources into developing the ground, with the support of the BCCI. Work has included improving drainage, fencing, planting Bermuda Selection-1 grass and the creation of modern dressing rooms for players and officials.

The two matches to be played at Alotgre will see Meghalaya face Jammu and Kashmir on 19th-22nd November and Karnataka on 26th-29th November.

The MCA also announced a 15-member team for the U-19 boys’ tournament as well, which will be led by Navin Kumar as captain and Bharat Gurung as vice-captain.

Meghalaya will play their first match in Mangaldai, Assam, against Uttarakhand from 5th November.

Meghalaya squad: Charm Marbaniang, Shavian P Blah, Navin Kumar (C), Jeremiah Lyngdoh Kynshi, Banialam Mylliemngap, Raghav Magotra, Bosrang R Marak, Gavineal Marpna, Anmol Sunar, Bharat Gurung (V-C), Avinash Rai, Reshab Subedi, Gulgul Sangma, Mrityunjay Bharali, Mrinal Das

Meghalaya support staff: SP Yadav (head coach), Hemant Roy (assistant coach), Tejas R Vala (strength and conditioning coach), Hamboy Langbang (physio), Shankar Newar (manager), Aaron G Diengdoh (manager)

Meghalaya fixtures:
vs Uttarakhand, 5th-8th November, Mangaldai (Assam)
vs Himachal Pradesh, 12th-15th November, Bilaspur (Himachal Pradesh)
vs Jammu and Kashmir, 19th-22nd November, Tura
vs Karnataka, 26th-29th November, Tura
vs Mumbai, 3rd-6th December, Mumbai (Maharashtra)

(Meghalaya Cricket Association file photo of Alotgre Cricket Ground in 2019-20)

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