BMC party leaders give nod to name sports complex after Sachin Tendulkar

PTI| Updated: Oct 25, 2013, 21:57 PM IST

Mumbai: The party group leaders in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) today cleared the proposal to name the Kandivali Sports Complex after master blaster Sachin Tendulkar.

The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) on October 21 had proposed to rename the sports complex as `Sachin Tendulkar Gymkhana`.

However, the Shiv Sena, which is at the helm of affairs in the BMC, had objected to the proposal saying proper procedure was not followed for naming the Complex.

On Wednesday, the MCA had sent a letter to mayor Sunil Prabhu seeking permission to name the Kandivali Sports Complex after the cricketing legend.

The proposal was today tabled in the group leaders` meeting, who gave their consent.

The proposal would next be tabled in the civic general body meeting.