Port Blair, April 12: Former State President BJP-ANI, Shri Vishal Jolly met Shri. Anurag Singh Thakur, Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting and Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India at his residence today and demanded to build an international standard cricket playground for Andaman & Nicobar Islands with coaching facilities.

In the meeting, he also demanded to build a turf ground in Andaman & Nicobar for hockey players, due to non- availability of turf ground, players are force to go to mainland for practice to participate in National level hockey championship.

The Union Minister gave a patient hearing and assured that all steps would be taken to fulfil the demands for development of islands and welfare of islanders.