January 17, 2021

Punjab Cricket Affiliation’s new worldwide stadium to be named after Patiala’s final ruler

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Cricket Affiliation has determined to call its new stadium in Mullanpur after the final ruler of erstwhile Patiala state, late Maharaja Yadavindra Singh, who performed a Take a look at 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 workplace bearers of the affiliation.

“The thought 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 embrace grounds, swimming swimming pools, gyms and different infrastructure, Bali stated.

The 38.2 acre stadium in Mullanpur was conceptualised by former PCA president I S Bindra.

Amongst different agendas handed within the apex council assembly, the PCA has determined to extend the variety of cricketers to be supplied contracts from 30 to 40, together with 10 ladies gamers.

Bali stated one of many primary agendas of the assembly was relating to approval of the scholarship scheme.

“A proposal was additionally permitted to implement the district improvement scheme. Underneath this, eighteen district associations in Punjab will first submit an agenda for improvement and the PCA inspection committee will research 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 likely be given to workplace employees and floor employees working in the course of the pandemic,” he stated.