BCA requests Guj govt for land for indoor cricket stadium

BCA requests Guj govt for land for indoor cricket stadium Vadodara, Nov 8 (PTI) Baroda Cricket Associationpresident Pranav Amin on Friday said the cricket body hasrequested the Gujarat government to allocate land forconstruction of an indoor stadium.

'It is necessary to construct this stadium as it istime to prepare for the future. We thought of it after poorperformance of the Ranji team,' Amin told reporters here.

'This is to ensure interruptions due to the weatherare minimised and the game can be played throughout the year.

Given how the climate is becoming unpredictable these dayswith unseasonal rains and extremely high temperatures duringthe summer, it isn't a bad idea to invest in an indoor cricketstadium in Vadodara,' he said.

'This indoor stadium project will be in addition tothe stadium project undertaken at Kotambi on the outskirts ofthe city, where infrastructure is being created for hostingnational level matches for which 11 pitches and nine practicepitches are being prepared,' Amin added.

According to the BCA president, the process of holdingfour AGMs will be made faster to get entire due amount of Rs135 crore from the BCCI.

'The BCCI has released a grant of Rs 17 crore to BCAfor the year 2013-14,' Amin said, adding he met BCCI presidentSourav Ganguly and discussed several plans for development ofcricket.

A senior BCA official on condition of anonymity toldPTI that a written communication for seeking land for theindoor academy has been made to the concerned authorities. PTICOR NRBBNM BNM