According to a report in Deccan Herald, the cabinet has granted 12.70 Acres to Karnataka State Cricket Association, at Hoddur village near Murnad for constructing a cricket stadium.
The land granted is on lease.
Last year Brijesh Patel, the secreatary of KSCA was in Coorg meeting the DC regarding the acquisition.
He was quoted by TOI, stating that:
“The KSCA is interested in encouraging talent in rural areas. The estimated budget for the project is likely to be between Rs 15-20 crore. We are also on the lookout for 15 to 20 acres of land for the academy. We have discussed the idea with the deputy commissioner and he has promised to help us. The KSCA will take the land on lease or even to purchase if it is available at a nominal price,” Patel added.
According to Patel, the academy will have an indoor facility to ensure that training goes on during monsoon. “