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Pondicherry writes to BCCI, wants to host international matches

Pondicherry was included in the BCCI fold two years ago after the Lodha Committee recommendations were adopted.

By: Devendra Pandey | Mumbai | Updated: December 14, 2020 8:08:00 am
CAP, Pondicherry Cricket, Cricket in PondicherryCAP has also offered to host teams from two zones in bio-secure four-star hotels and provide a safe environment in their six . first-class grounds, all of which are newly developed. (Photo Source: CAP)

Cricket Association of Pondicherry (CAP) has written to BCCI president Sourav Ganguly requesting that Puducherry be considered to host international games in the future.

The CAP was included into the BCCI fold two years ago after the adoption of the Lodha Committee recommendations that led to many new teams taking part in the various BCCI tournaments.

“CAP has built a beautiful stadium and in all, we have six stadiums with floodlights. We are hosting domestic games for the last few years. We have requested BCCI to consider us to host international games or any World Cup games in future. It will help smaller venues like us to grow further,” a CAP spokesperson said.

In the mail to Ganguly, P Damodaran, who will represent CAP at the BCCI Annual General Body meeting on December 24, expressed the same sentiment.

CAP has also offered to host teams from two zones in bio-secure four-star hotels and provide a safe environment in their six first-class grounds, all of which are newly developed. The association had expressed its willingness to host the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament in its entirety when the domestic season begins eventually as they have “six good-quality grounds” in the city.

“We can offer six first-class grounds for this season. All are ready and can house two zonal teams in 4-star hotels for four to five months,” a CAP spokesperson had said earlier.

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