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Bihar govt to sign MoU with BCA for development of Patna's

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

Sushil Kumar today said that will sign an MoU with Association (BCA) for the development of Moinul Haque stadium in the state capital.

Controversy surrounded Bihar's association following state's (Bihar's) bifurcation (in the year 2000). The had de-affiliated the state criketing body.

But, recently the Supreme allowed to participate in matches.

The state will sign an MoU with BCA for the development of where Bihar's budding and talented crickets can practise and take coaching of internation standards," Sushil said.

Bihar's team will also participate in matches after the gap of 17 years, Sushil said while inaugurating a four-day 'Bihar Eklavya Khel' event at Patliputra complex here.

Notably, the Supreme had on January 4, 2018 allowed Association to participate in Ranji Trophy and similar other national-level cricket championships.

"This order has been passed keeping in view the cause of cricket," the had said.

A bench headed by said that Bihar Cricket Association, which has been elected by virtue of an apex court order, shall be in-charge of the game in the state.

Stating that the state is committed to provide all kinds of facilities to persons apart from improving infrastructure facilities required for various games, Sushil Modi said that 90 acres of land has already been acquired for construction of a complex-cum-stadium at Rajgir at an estimated cost of Rs 633 crore.

Sports persons are being given one per cent reservation in the recruitment of police department, he added.

Around 370 children, at present, are being given training at state's 22 Eklavya residential sports training centre, Dy CM said adding that government intends to impart training to around 1000 children by opening 17 additional such training centres in the state.

The government has also increased the amount from Rs 100 to Rs 225 for every child of the centre which will be spent on their fooding, he said adding that children will now get sports kit and dress twice a year against the existing norm of giving such facility once in a year.

The government has also enhanced the emoluments of coaches of the centre from current Rs 8000 to Rs 30,000 per month, Sushil Modi said.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 17:40 IST