Decks cleared for International Cricket Stadium at Bokaro

RNS: Bokaro soon to get an international cricket stadium; It would be the third international stadium in Jharkhand.

Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) signed a lease agreement with SAIL-Bokaro Steel Plant (BSL) on Friday, which has paved the way for constructing an international cricket stadium by JSCA in Bokaro.

Amarendu Prakash, Director in-charge BSL, Amitabh Choudhary, the former secretary of the BCCI and the former Director of the ICC, Nafees Akhtar, JSCA, and Sanjay Sahai, Secretary JSCA, were signing the leasing agreement between SAIL-BSL and JSCA.

Under this arrangement, the SAIL-BSL has transferred 20.17 acres of land to JSCA for 33 years to construct an international cricket stadium at Bokaro. The said land on lease to JSCA is located on the south of National Highway-23 at Mauja-Narkara and south-west of the Vistapit College, informed an official.

“A renewal provision based on the terms and conditions of the lease and other approvals by SAIL Board members is also included under the Lease Agreement,” added the official.

It is noteworthy that in January 2018, JSCA had requested to allot land to SAIL-BSL for the construction of an international cricket stadium in Bokaro. BSL forwarded this proposal for approval of the SAIL Board and Ministry of Steel, and after getting all necessary approvals, further action was initiated. Both parties also completed all other formalities before signing the lease agreement.

Addressing the media on occasion, Amarendu Prakash said it’s a proud moment for all of us; “this proposed International Cricket Stadium in Bokaro would also help cultivate local cricketing talent,” added.

Speaking on the occasion Amitabh Choudhary said the proposed International Cricket Stadium in Bokaro will be state-of-the-art in terms of facilities and will have a seating capacity of about 25,000 people.

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