The BCCI might shift its operational base from Mumbai to the garden city of Bangalore, after the completion of the National Cricket Academy with world-class amenities on a 40-acre land recently granted to the apex cricketing body in India.
The current cricket centre in Mumbai is a rented office space whereas the upcoming infrastructure will not relieve them of its current expenditure but is also set to house a five-star lodging facility.
Acting President, C.K. Khanna has asked for suggestions from the board members so that it can be presented as an agenda for the upcoming governing body meeting.
‘People are of the strong view that present administrative premises of the Board do not have adequate and appropriate office infrastructure nor there is any further scope of expansion.
‘I strongly suggest that since BCCI has acquired 40 acres of land at Bengaluru which is in close vicinity of the airport for its most ambitious project of NCA, this whole land can be used optimally if along with NCA,’ Khanna wrote in his letter to the board members.
The lodging facility will help to ward off the hotel expenses and it has also been suggested that part of it can be rented out for commercial activities.
‘BCCI also uses a part of this land to build a new state of the art headquarter.
‘This plot after earmarking major part of the land for NCA on the advice of experts, may also be used for BCCI’s new office and residential accommodation, after assessing the need for various categories of guests that are likely to use the same such as our own Board officials, affiliated states officials, VIP guests, cricketers and others,’ the letter read.
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