KCA gets Nehru stadium in Kochi on 30-year lease
Kochi: Eyeing to make the city a permanent venue for Test and other matches, Kerala Cricket Association planned to modernise Jawaharlal Nehru International stadium at Kaloor, which has been leased out to it for 30 years.
The Greater Cochin Development Authority (GCDA) has decided to lease out the stadium to the KCA for 30 years.
Welcoming the decision, KCA President T C Mathew said this was the first step towards Kochi becoming a permanent venue for international Test, ODI, Twenty20 and IPL matches. KCA would take steps to modify the stadium with modern amenities and structural modifications will be finalised after consultations with GCDA, he said in a statement here.
Kochi made its international debut in 1997-98 and has staged nine ODIs so far in the 55,000-capacity Nehru stadium.
The venue was the host of the first India-West Indies ODI on November 21 which the home team won by six wickets.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- DNA: Analysis of decision to name Aurangzeb Road after Dr. Abdul Kalam - Part III
- Indrani Mukerjea's three plans to kill Sheena Bora
- DNA: Analyzing Geeta Press' baseless accusations against Zee News - Part II
- Govt should stop discrimination against Muslims: Hamid Ansari
- Baby girl still in hospital after 76 days, mother denies relationship with baby
- Leaked! Tentative list of 'Bigg Boss 9' revealed and guess who's hosting?
- Exclusive: I am father of Sheena, Mikhail, but never married Indrani Mukerjea, says Siddharth Das
- I am still single, says Hrithik Roshan
- Bharat bandh: Nation braces for country-wide strike on Wednesday
- Sheena Bora murder case: Indrani Mukerjea charged with poisoning son Mikhail