Guwahati likes sports. There is passion for football, but cricket is enjoyed just the same, if not more. Despite that, the city has never been the city to host major sporting events. There have been some meetings of the Indian Super League (ISL) in the recent past, but it has been seven years since India last played international cricket in the city of Assamese. Fans have been hungry for action. But all that is now in the past.
October will not be less than a month of carnival for fans of the sport of the Northeast. It has been learned from some local citizens that fans across the northeastern states are going to travel to Guwahati this month. And why should not they, when the city hosts the FIFA U-17 World Cup and a high-octane India-Australia T20I clash at Cricket Barsapara Stadium? Throughout the city, there are banners from Sarbananda Sonowal, the minister of Assam, welcoming everyone for the FIFA U-17 World Cup. Zeal is not just for mega events. Guwahati is aware that they have the opportunity to show their organizational potential to everyone.