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BCCI monitoring Tripura, Assam situations, Ranji Trophy games might be suspended
TIWN Dec 12, 2019
BCCI monitoring Tripura, Assam situations, Ranji Trophy games might be suspended
PHOTO : Banner displayed against CAB in Anti-CAB protest on December 11, 2019

New Delhi / Agartala, Dec 12 (TIWN): Tripura’s situation along with Assam is concerning the whole country. BCCI GM Cricket Operations Saba Karim on Thursday said that they are monitoring the situation in Assam and Tripura, adding that the Ranji Trophy games being played in the two states have not yet been suspended.

Curfew has been imposed in the two north-eastern states following protests over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 which has been passed by the Parliament.

"We are taking a call right now, we are receiving reports from the host association which is Assam. Then we will see because curfew has been imposed, so we will take a call on that. We are monitoring the situation," Karim told media.

While Assam were in the middle of their series-opener against Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati, Tripura are facing Jharkhand at the Maharaja Bir Bikram College Stadium in Agartala.

When asked if the matches have been suspended, Karim responded: "Not yet."

On Wednesday night, the Rajya Sabha passed the CAB with 125 members voting for and 99 against it. On Monday midnight, it had passed in the Lok Sabha.

Assam witnessed widespread violence on Wednesday, with protesters, including students, taking to the streets across the state, especially Guwahati where the state government has declared an indefinite curfew aimed at maintaining law and order.

The administration has also suspended mobile Internet service in 10 districts of the state.


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