|Jigme Norbu (red shirt) with the Gelephu Lower School Principal in Sarpang|
Sarpang is situated in southern Bhutan and consists of 14 gewogs (group of villages). Targeted by the Bhutan Cricket Council Board (BCCB) to become the next cricket centre, after the capital Thimphu, plans have been made to develop more grounds and nets to cater to the growing interest there.
The BCCB though are now finding it hard to carry out cricketing activities due to the lack of grounds and the growing popularity of the game. There are only two grounds being utilized for cricket in Thimphu, Jigmethang and Changlimithang, and neither of these grounds belong to the BCCB, both being government-owned.
"I am sure we will be getting a positive response soon. We have also advertised on the Bhutan Broadcasting Service for the whole of next week, our national radio and television service here in Bhutan. As soon as we get the tenders, things will move quickly in Sarpang. I am looking forward to have good facilities for BCCB," said Dorji.
|Jigme Norbu (grey shirt) with some Gelephu cricketers|
BCCB CEO Jigme Norbu is positive that Bhutan Cricket, after succeeding at ACC Challenge level in recent years, will continue moving forward. "Cricket development will continue despite drawbacks. There are many districts interested in cricket and if they have an interest, development will go ahead."
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Filed May 5th, 2010