Need of cricket academy in each zone: Pawar

Published: Sunday, December 18, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Vadodara:BCCI President and Union Agriculture Minister, Shard Pawar today stressed the need toset up a cricket academy in each zone of the country to promote young talent.

"This will help in bringing out the best talents as youngsters will get better opportunity to showcase their abilities", he told PTI from Ahmedabad, where he would honour Sachin Tendulkar for scoring 35 test centuries and Anil Kumble playing 100th test match.

Pawar said that at present there is only one academy at Bangalore.

BCCI has asked the Tata Consultancy Services to prepare a report for creating permanent infrastructure of the Board, he added.

Pawar said he has asked TCS to get suggestions from the former Board President Jagmohan Dalmiya and I S Bindra in this regard as both have wide experience in the board.

Pawar gave example of the Pakistani Cricket Board which has different managers for the matters related to cricket.

The contract with the players will be finalised before the Indian team's departure for Pakistan tour, he added.

When asked on finalisation of telecasting rights, Pawar said it would be done in a trasnsparent manner and whoever makes the highest bids, would get the rights.

He said his priority was creation of infrastructure facilities for which he has asked each cricket association to do something for the ground and the stadium.

Pawar said he did not want cricket association to keep money in the bank nd earn interest.

"For development of the game, the Board is taking several steps. After reserving an amount of the fund for players' fees, the rest will be spent for the development of the game", he added.

The BCCI chief said he was also paying attention to resolve about 46 legal issues involving the Board and was hopeful of their resolution soon. For this, Pawar said the Board was consulting the lawyers.

He said he believed in decentralisation of power and transparent administration.

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