Adding other sport facilities will damage cricket field: BCCI on Lodha Committee's suggestion

The committee might have suggested the move considering more income in mind.

Updated: Jan 13, 2016, 14:50 PM IST
Adding other sport facilities will damage cricket field: BCCI on Lodha Committee's suggestion

New Delhi: It seems that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is not impressed with one of the suggestions given by the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee, according to which cricket stadiums should be used for others sports as well like tennis and hockey.

As per a report published in The Times of India, the Indian cricket board is not happy with this particular suggestion as it might damage the cricket field.

“Some of the affected states are discussing the reform in details and they are not happy with this suggestion,” a top BCCI official told the newspaper.

Lodha committee might have suggested the move considering more income in mind and for all round development of sport.

However, the Board feels the other way round.

“The board feels maintaining such an infrastructure with three facilities would not be feasible. It's an impractical solution. By doing this, you are going to damage the field completely,” added the official.

“Astro-turf for hockey, carpet for tennis” is one of the suggestions of the Lodha panel for all affiliated cricket associations which have their own cricket stadiums and are entitled to disbursement of BCCI grants.