Pawar to perform 'Bhoomi Poojan' for MCA's stadium tomorrow

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Pune, Oct 20 (UNI) After 60 long years, the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA), an affiliate of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), will finally have a stadium of its own.

BCCI president Sharad Pawar will perform the ''bhoomi poojan'' for the stadium tomorrow.

The site is at Gahunje, about 19 kilometres from the city. The international cricket stadium will come up on 35 acres of land and will house, among other facilities, a practice ground, an ultra-modern media centre, a sports medicine centre and a club house. The project is expected to be completed within two years.

Maharashtra Cricket Association president Ajay Shirke told reporters here today that Gahunje had been chosen after a two-year search for an ideal location.

Mr Shirke stressed that the best architects, planners, and experts will be employed to complete the project.


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