Fixture for the upcoming GTA Chairman´s Gold Cup was declared today by GTA Chairman Mr. BinayTamang in presence of former India International Cricketer and current Minister of State Sports and Youth Services (W.B) Mr. LaxmiRatan Shukla and Tourism minister Mr. Goutam Deb here at Hotel Royal Sarovar, Siliguri.
Replica of the Trophy was also unveiled by Mr. Shukla and Mr. Goutam Deb.Congratulating the newly formed GTA Sports Council and also acknowledging GTA Principal Secretary Mr.Ahamed Baba´s initiative to bring football back in the region Mr. Shukla stated, “I was 5 years old when Brigade of Gurkhas Gold Cup got terminated back in the 80´s. After 33 long years a tournament of such stature has been initiated thanks to the GTA and the organizing committee.”
Appreciating the initiative taken by Mr. Tamang and GTA Sports Council, Mr. Goutam Deb said, “I would like to congratulate Mr. Tamang, His team and the administration for bringing back football Frenzy back in the hills.”
“It is a great initiative taken by GTA sports council. Darjeeling, Siliguri and Jalpaiguri have produced some great players in the past so I hope the same happens again and also viewers will enjoy watching the tournament.” Mr. Shukla Later added.
Aryans Club Kolkata and Royal FC Siliguri are set to kick off the tournament on 9th December at Salugara.
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