In a country obsessed with Cricket, it is hard to imagine a part of the country untouched by the game. So in exciting news for all Cricket lovers in the state of Nagaland, the state inaugurated its first ever coaching center at Neingulie High School, Dimapur.
The centre was opened by Hokaito Zhimomi, India’s first ever cricketer from the state of Nagaland who currently plays for Assam Cricket Team in Ranji Trophy. The center has been christened as “Hokaito Zhimomi Cricket Coaching Centre” with the support from Nagaland Cricket Association (NCA).
Also present at the inauguration was Abu Mehta, NCA general secretary. After inaugurating the centre, Abu Metha congratulated Hokaito for his sacrifice for the youngsters in providing opportunity to exhibit their talent.
He also recalled how Hokiato struggled during his early cricketing years with no proper infrastructure but with his hard work and determination could come this far. “If Hokaito with no infrastructure and facilities except with the support of his family, why not Nagas can achieve”, Mehta said.
Mehta appealed to parents to step forward and support their children’s passion for the game. With the added advantage of cricket being a multi-billion dollar industry, Mehta encouraged the cricketers in the state to take the sport seriously so that they can be a part of the windfall too.
“Sport is mainstream which provides career and employment and Nagaland should be known for the right reason and not for guns alone with India recognizing Nagaland as participating and contributing state,” Mehta added.