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KCA stadium inaugururated

Cricket infrastructure in Kerala got a fillip when its maiden first-class cricket stadium was inaugurated by state Sports minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan at St Xavier's College at nearby Thumba on Monday.

Thiruvananthapuram: Cricket infrastructure in Kerala got a fillip when its maiden first-class cricket stadium was inaugurated by state Sports minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan at St Xavier's College at nearby Thumba on Monday.

Archbishop of Thiruvananthapuram Latin Archdiocese Dr M Soosa Pakiam graced the occasion.

BCCI vice-president TC Mathew and KCA secretary TN Ananthanarayanan attended the function.

Built by KCA on a budget of Rs 6 crore, this is the only ground in Kerala to boast a whopping nine pitches. While two of them will be earmarked for the domestic circuit, the rest will be available for district, college, school and club-level matches, a press release said.

KCA has spent Rs 4 crore for developing the ground, while Rs two crore was spent for providing support infrastructure and amenities.

Built on the lines of cricket stadia in England and Australia, the stadium features grass hills on either side for spectators instead of regular pavilions with seats. It took two years to construct the ground, with a Bermuda grass surface, and the players' pavilion. 

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