How to join girls cricket in Assam

Step-by-step advice on pathways, clubs, competitions and coaching for getting into girls cricket and women’s cricket in Assam.

Did you know, the first match held at the new Barsapara cricket stadium was a domestic inter-district women’s match, back in 2012?  

Here’s how a young girl can start playing cricket in Assam and try to make it to the state team. 

Illustration of girls playing cricket at different stages of their life

Where to start

Girls cricket in Assam is run by the Assam Cricket Association(ACA). Girls can start by joining their summer camps. 

Aspiring players can also reach out to the district associations. However, not all of them have women’s teams. Here are the affiliated associations from around the state. 

How to get into the Assam state women’s cricket team 

Assam has Under-19, Under-23 and senior teams.  

Assam used to have an inter-district tournament, the Javed Khan Trophy, but this has now been discontinued. Instead, in 2021, ACA introduced the Kanaklata Baruah Inter-zonal State Women’s Cricket Championship.

For this, 90 players were identified from across the state and divided into six teams by zone. These were: Headquarter, Central Assam, Lower Assam, Northern Assam, Upper Assam, Southern Assam.

In the future, this tournament is expected to play a part in deciding state teams. 

Until now, selection for all teams has not followed a fixed path. Broadly, it is as follows:

Open trials/camps ➡ camp for state probables ➡ state team 

The ACA conducts fitness and skills camps a few times a year for various age groups, for a couple of weeks. Around 40-50 girls may take part. These also function as selection camps.  


The State Cricket Academy is a combined initiative of the ACA and Rajasthan Royals and caters to both men and women. 

Contact Assam Cricket Association on 0361-249030 or their Facebook page. 

School cricket 

There is no school cricket for girls conducted by the state education body or the ACA. 

College cricket 

While some occasional friendly matches happen at Assam University, there is no regular college structure. 

If you have information on schools, colleges or academies that support girls cricket in Assam, contact us and we’ll add it to this page!

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