Chandigarh, August 9
The Punjab Cricket Association has determined to call its new stadium in Mullanpur after the final ruler of erstwhile Patiala state, late Maharaja Yadavindra Singh, who had performed a Test match for India in 1934.
He was the daddy of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.
This was determined in a gathering attended by PCA president Rajinder Gupta and secretary Puneet Bali aside from different office-bearers of the affiliation.
“The idea was proposed by the PCA president and has been given approval,” Bali stated.
The PCA has additionally began the method of renovating the present IS Bindra Stadium to show it into a global cricket academy.
The services to be upgraded embody grounds, swimming swimming pools, gyms and different infrastructure, Bali stated.
The 38.2-acre stadium in Mullanpur was conceptualised by former PCA president IS Bindra.
Among different agendas handed within the apex council assembly, the PCA has determined to extend the variety of cricketers to be provided contracts from 30 to 40, together with 10 girls gamers.
Bali stated one of many major agendas of the assembly was concerning approval of the scholarship scheme.
“A proposal was also approved to implement the district development scheme. Under this, eighteen district associations in Punjab will first submit an agenda for development and the PCA inspection committee will study the plan,” he stated.
It has additionally been determined to extend the grant to minor and main districts.
“A bonus of Rs 40,000 will be given to office staff and ground staff working during the pandemic,” he stated. PTI