Gangotri Glades cricket stadium set for a makeover

Perth of Mysore

For betteR Tomorrow KSCA secretary and former cricketer Javagal Srinath exchanges the memorandum of understanding with P S Nayak, registrar of University of Mysore recently. Vice- Chancellor Prof V G Talawar and Director of Physical Education department of the varsity Dr C Krishna are seen. DH photo

It feels like playing in Perth, he cheered while playing a Ranji trophy match here. Former Indian coach Greg Chappel, bowler Agarkar too appreciated the bouncy pitch. 

In an approval of standards, the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) has decided to add more infrastructure to the grounds and develop it as a full-fledged stadium in a phased manner. 
Young cricketers and cricket clubs in city should fasten their belts for exciting cricketing days ahead – for they will get a chance to practice, play matches in an improved stadium ambience.  A memorandum of understanding (MoU) to this effect was signed between the University of Mysore and KSCA. University registrar P S Nayak and KSCA secretary and former cricketer Javagal Srinath inked an MoU to extend the use of glades grounds for cricket under the maintenance of KSCA till July 2034. 
The KSCA and university agreement reached in 2001 is to expire in 2016 as it completes 15 years. 

With the renewal of the agreement, the KSCA aspires to make glades, originally called the Platinum Jubilee Cricket Stadium a destiny for international cricket matches in next two decades. 
A milestone Sources in the university told Deccan Herald that the new agreement was a milestone in the history of glades. Initially, the KSCA would provide basic amenities and build a new pavilion building.  The initial infrastructure will include a gymnasium, library, about eight practicing turf wickets and a medical centre. The tenure of the MoU is for 23 years and KSCA will develop the stadium in a phased manner. 
“The local cricketers, cricket clubs will be benefited a lot. We hope to produce more number of cricketers to represent state and national teams from Mysore city and region. The stadium can also host more number of Ranji and Karnataka Premier League (KPL) matches, including international ties,” the official added.  The fresh MoU was signed between the UoM and KSCA in the presence of vice-chancellor V G Talawar, director of physical education of university Dr C Krishna and members of KSCA. 
KSCA secretary Srinath expressed happiness and pleasure in associating with the university to develop glades stadium. “We hope to make the stadium a beautiful cricket stadium,” he said. 

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