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Sikkim Governor’S Gold Cup – 2007

The tournament is organized by the Sikkim Football Association (SFA)  the apex body of all the football organizations in Sikkim with the support from the state government and some business organizations ,there is no official sponsor as such. All the matches are played at the picturesque Palzor Stadium in Gangtok.  

‘Gold cup’ for the locals the tournament is like a festival in Sikkim, Gangtok the capital city which hosts the tournament comes alive during the period. Gold Cup becomes the talk of the town. Almost everyone plunges into this carnival even people who are not crazy about the game (although this kind of people are very hard to find in Sikkim).The kind of impact this tournament has in Sikkim can be gauged by the fact that the government employees are allowed to go and watch the matches if they have the tickets and its truncated classes for the schools and colleges for the entire duration of the tournament. Every individual of sikkim soaks in this festive spirit.  

Teams from Kolkata have always performed well in the gold cup with Mohun Bagan winning it record 9 times. East Bengal and Mohammedan Sporting have also made their presence felt with the latter triumphing twice. Red and golds surprisingly don’t have any Gold cup titles to their credit. Outside the three giants many other Kolkata outfits have also participated in the gold cup giving some very good performances.  

The tournament also gives the local a chance to see the best clubs of India in action along with the national teams of Bhutan and Nepal. A club team from Bangladesh is also invited. This is one tournament the people of Sikkim don’t miss for anything. The die-hards wait throughout the year for the gold cup to start  

The local talents gets an opportunity to showcase their skills at the nationals level during this tournament as the domestic league champions and knockout tournament (independence cup) winners get a berth in the gold cup along with a selected Sikkim football association team. last year sikkim sports academy which had got a wild card entry into the tournament performed brilliantly and reached the semi finals which was beyond anyone’s expectations. Two boys from that team namely Sanju Pradhan and Nirmal Chettri have already completed a season with Air India.Bhaichung Bhutia had also impressed during the gold cup from where he was picked up by East Bengal and rest as they say is history. 

This year the Gold cup will start from the 24th of October and the wait has already begun for the football fans of Sikkim. Along with the Durga and Laxmi Puja Gold cup is another festival which is celebrated in Sikkim. 

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  1. vinay prakash
    December 10, 2007 at 4:59 am

    hi sir this is vinay prkash , i am u-22 playr of sca , i am rely enjoy play for ur sca, good thing abot sca , its proviod full kind of enjoy it meen u know what playr want htis is ur best point to improv , ok sir , bye

  2. Neeraj Chaurasia
    December 21, 2007 at 11:26 am

    Hello…..This is Neeraj Chaurasia i represent Sikkim cricket association 2007 in Under-22 age group.What is my opinion…the future is SCA is very bright
    because there are lot of telented players and SCA is also helping us very much
    with great hospilaty, coaches and manegers are very supportive here and may
    be in coming 1-2 years Sikkim can give some international level players to India.I will be feel proud to play next year also.

    Thanks and regards

    Neeraj Chaurasia
    +91-9958263377

  3. VINAY PRAKASH
    January 21, 2008 at 7:57 am

    HI , SIR whats up r u fine i am rely miss every body, i tell evry body sca is very good & they now who to reyct to playrs i am fill very proud to play for sca , hope i will be play 08 also , sir pleees corir my crityficet of stat, thanku , vinay prakash, 09968223022

  4. ZAFAR AZIZ KHAN
    February 1, 2008 at 4:33 am

    HI,THIS IS ZAFAR HERE I PLAYED UNDER-22 THIS YEAR FOR SIKKIM CRICKET ASSOCIATION.THE PALYNG CONDITION WERE SUPERB IN SIKKIM.THE MOST ATTARCTIVE THING ABOUT THE SIKKIM WAS ITS WEATHER IT WAS REALY A SUPERB WEATHER FOR CRICKET.MY PERFORMANCE WAS GUD FOR THE STATE HOPE SO I WOULD BE CALLED AGAIN FOR THE STATE SIKKIM…..ALL THE MEMBERS OF SCA ARE VERY SUPPORTIVE..I AM REALLY THANKFUL TO MR T.K.SUBBAH SIR HE WAS ALWAYS THERE TO HELP US OUT WHEVER WE WERE HAVING ANY KIND OF PROBLEM..OUR MANEGER MR AJAY SIR WAS ALSO VERY HELPFUL LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST OUR COACH MR LAKPA SIR HE WAS ALSO VERY COOPERATIVE TO US…I THINK SCA WILL DO MORE BETTER IN CUMNG DAYS…….THNAKS TO OUR SEC..MR T.K.SUBBAH SIR……..HE IS DOING A GREAT JOB FOR SIKKIM CRICKET ASSOCIATION…………………………………………………MISSING U SIKKIM

    NAME-ZAFAR AZIZ KHAN——-09831457598,(033)-24490692

  5. ZAFAR AZIZ KHAN
    February 1, 2008 at 4:34 am

    HI,THIS IS ZAFAR HERE I PLAYED UNDER-22 THIS YEAR FOR SIKKIM CRICKET ASSOCIATION.THE PALYNG CONDITION WERE SUPERB IN SIKKIM.THE MOST ATTARCTIVE THING ABOUT THE SIKKIM WAS ITS WEATHER IT WAS REALY A SUPERB WEATHER FOR CRICKET.MY PERFORMANCE WAS GUD FOR THE STATE HOPE SO I WOULD BE CALLED AGAIN FOR THE STATE SIKKIM…..ALL THE MEMBERS OF SCA ARE VERY SUPPORTIVE..I AM REALLY THANKFUL TO MR T.K.SUBBAH SIR HE WAS ALWAYS THERE TO HELP US OUT WHEVER WE WERE HAVING ANY KIND OF PROBLEM..OUR MANEGER MR AJAY SIR WAS ALSO VERY HELPFUL LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST OUR COACH MR LAKPA SIR HE WAS ALSO VERY COOPERATIVE TO US…I THINK SCA WILL DO MORE BETTER IN CUMNG DAYS…….THNAKS TO OUR SEC..MR T.K.SUBBAH SIR……..HE IS DOING A GREAT JOB FOR SIKKIM CRICKET ASSOCIATION…………………………………………………MISSING U SIKKIM

    NAME-ZAFAR AZIZ KHAN——-09831457598,(033)-24490692
    ME IN ORKUT——-zaffy khan

  6. March 14, 2008 at 8:51 am

    ratnesh was selected in u-22sca

  7. vinay prakash
    May 31, 2008 at 6:37 am

    hi , sir this is viny prakash ur so kind to me and u now abut tevery thing playrs wnat , are manegr mr, ajay sir, mr, lakoa sir very good , and i want play for sca, agen , , i wish u all the best for affilation to ranji trophy in next seson. ok buy

  8. June 27, 2008 at 6:11 am

    hiiiiiiii sir i m sumit trivedi i m play u-19 for sca
    i m enjoy so much to play

  9. vinay prakash
    October 15, 2008 at 3:40 am

    hi , sir this is vinay prakash , sir plees tel me abt camp and wt is timing of strating , i hope i am selected this is year also, & plees send my satificaet. thank you.

  10. atul tyagi
    October 17, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    hi my self atul tyagi i was join u-22 group in 2006 in sikkim but my coach deb kishor sarkar frode with me and he not return my certificate other thing association not call me for next year playing session my preformance was good in those mathes those days my captain vikas
    & coach goon sir told me that u return next year but anyone not call me my carrier is on back foot plsssssssssssssss tell me some enquiries?????????????

  11. November 12, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    hi i m vipin solanki vice captain sikkim cricket u-22 year 2007

  12. November 12, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    hi,vipin here i really enjoyed while playing sikkim u-22 in year 2007-08,i was also declaired vice-captain in match against assam and jharkhand ,but i was not at oll satisfied with my performance,it was the worst perfomance i have done in my cricket carrer ,but i was practising hard for improving my performance in domestic level.best of luck.

  13. November 12, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    mob 09319219031,09319794656 vipin solanki

  14. wangdi
    February 24, 2009 at 8:34 am

    well it was nice to hear form all the guys played for sikkim though you dont know me i too played for sikkim a long time back and coached the u-19 wish you luck for future

  15. Neeraj Chaurasia
    September 17, 2009 at 4:19 am

    Hi Guys,

    This is Neeraj Chaurasia,,and we are conducting a tour of Australia under the banner of Sikkim Cricket Associtation.We will be have matches in Sydne,Brisbrane and New south walse.Players can be earned good experince there.We have good relation with ACB or if any player perform well there we can recmoned his name for coaching camp in ACB.

    So intrested player can be contact us on nchaurasia0007@gmail.com

    Regards

    Neeraj Chaurasia

    Level-A Cricket coach

    +91-9958263377

  16. ashish singh (simgtam) EPSS School
    February 7, 2010 at 11:53 am

    I think in sikkim , cricket players from the root of sikkim are not getting opportunities to play for their state . Since players are not getting information about the selection dates etc .My question is how could a player of sikkim could get chance to play for his state .Iam aboy of singtam and wants to know the selection dates of year 2010

  1. October 4, 2007 at 6:48 am

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