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Published: Wednesday, January 30, 2002, 23:53 [IST]
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Chennai: A Rs 5 crore giant television screen, said to be the first of its kind in India, was inaugurated at the M A Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday by former BCCI president A C Muthiah.[an error occurred while processing this directive]Muthiah, the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) president, told reporters that the TNCA was the first association to have made such facilities available for the paying public. He said that two corporates in Chennai had already evinced interest in sponsoring the areas adjacent to the screen, the second largest in South East Asia.Muthiah said there had been apprehensions about its successful launch and viability. However, the end result was highly satisfactory, he said. Muthiah said that the TNCA would try to install one more screen for the benefit of spectators seated in the two galleries below the screen. Ashok Kumbhat, TNCA secretary, who also spoke, said that many international sports events like Formula 1 racing, World Cup Football, Hockey Championships, Asian Games and Olympics could be shown live for the benefit of spectators. PTI

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