BCCI plans to build its own cricket stadiums
Published - Jun 29, 2016 8:18 am | Updated - Jun 29, 2016 8:56 am
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) plans to buy land and build their own cricket stadium, which will be owned and administrated by the board.
This initiative is mainly because of the bitter experiences the board has faced in the recent past, with the crunch matches being shifted to other venues. The cricket board hopes to their crucial games like the finals of IPL and World Cups at their own venues.
The idea was proposed by BCCI president Anurag Thakur, during the working committee meeting held in Dharamshala and the committee also agreed with that saying it is time for them to look beyond the states for a stadium.
“Yes, we discussed this in the working committee with the members. Members agreed that time has come when BCCI should have its own state-of-the- art stadium where some of the marquee matches could be played, be it IPL finals or World Cup finals,” Thakur stated.
Considering the recent past, the match between India and Pakistan in the World T20, had to be shifted from Dharamshala to Kolkata due to security reasons and all IPL matches from Maharashtra had to be moved out of the state after Bombay High Court’s order. This makes the board’s decision even more sensible to have a stadium of their own.
Thakur said that the new stadium will also have a cricket museum and an all-weather stadium. “We will try to make it all weather stadium where we will have outstanding indoor and outdoor practice facilities. It will have a museum. Our vision would be to make it one of the best stadiums in the world,” he concluded.