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Mini-stadium in each district, cricket academy in Uppal: HCA’s major boost for cricket in Telangana

Mini-stadium in each district, cricket academy in Uppal: HCA’s major boost for cricket in Telangana

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The decisions to promote cricket in a big way in Telangana was taken at the Hyderabad Cricket Association's (HCA) AGM

The Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) is planning a slew of infrastructure projects to boost cricket in the state of Telangana. The decision was made at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Sunday, which had ex-skipper Mohammed Azharuddin among others in attendance.

HCA to focus on promoting cricket in big way

As per The Hindu, HCA president Jagan Mohan Rao informs that a mini-stadium would be constructed in each district of the state. A cricket excellence academy with a capacity of 250 pupils in Uppal is also in the pipeline. A separate academy for women with a capacity of 100 pupils will also be set up in the same facility at Uppal.

“It is also decided at the AGM to build a mini-stadium in every district of the State besides setting up a cricket excellence academy of international standards with a boarding facility for 250 people at Uppal Stadium,” he said. “In this, a separate academy for women with 100 students will also be allocated. It was also decided to set up four satellite academies within the GHMC radius too,” the HCA chief said.

“A special committee was set up for the welfare of women cricketers. Further, a proposal to build an international stadium in the Hyderabad premises at a cost of ₹ 100 crore was also made in the AGM,” he revealed. “It was decided that the HCA Apex Council should work to get the pending funds released from the BCCI as soon as possible,” the HCA top official said. “We will also start the process of giving recognition to new district cricket associations soon,” he said.

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