BCCI to improve cricket infrastructure: Srinivasan

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Published: Monday, January 7, 2013, 11:10 [IST]
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'BCCI to improve cricket infrastructure'

Rajkot, Jan 7: BCCI President N Srinivasan on Sunday expressed the board's initiative to improve the cricket infrastructure in the country.

Talking about the three new stadiums built in Ranchi, Dharamsala and Rajkot hosting their maiden ODI matches against England later this month, Srinivasan said that the board is leaving no stone unturned to improve the infrastructure.

"BCCI is taking all measures to improve the cricketing infrastructure. Because of BCCI's policy, three new stadiums are ready to host their maiden ODI match in the upcoming ODI series against England," Srinivasan said at the inaugural function of SCA stadium at Khandheri here.

"The three new stadiums have been constructed in Ranchi, Rajkot and Dharamshala," he added.

The BCCI president lauded Gujarat for leading the nation in terms of cricketing activities.

"Gujarat leads India in industrial development and is larger than any other states in terms of cricketing activities," he said.

"Gujarat is the only state in the country which has three different cricket associations existing at Vadodara (BCA), Ahmedabad (GCA) and Rajkot (SCA)," he added.

Having inaugurated the SCA stadium at Khanderi, N Srinivasan said the venue boasts of world class facilities.

Niranjan Shah, the honourary secretary of SCA, also the vice president of BCCI, said the experts did a lot of research before finalizing the design and have built the stadium at a cost of Rs 75 crore on 30 acres of land.

The new stadium is scheduled to host its first ODI against England on January 11, 2013.


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