Puttur: The state government has approved the sanction of 23.25 acres of land identified in Kabaka village for the construction of an international cricket stadium.
The stadium will be built by the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA). 23.25 acres of government land with survey number 260/1P1 located at Kabaka within the municipality limits, around 5 km from Puttur City had been identified for the stadium.
On July 22, 2017, KSCA secretary R Sudhakar Rao wrote a letter to the Assistant Commissioner of the Puttur sub-division requesting the provision of 25 acres of land for an extended period on a contract basis. Later, the revenue department identified the location.
But since the identified land fell within the municipality limits, the then tahsildar wrote a letter to the municipality on Sep 28, 2017, requesting it to submit a no-objection letter regarding providing the land on contract to KSCA.
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The municipality gave the NOC at the end of January 2018 after much deliberation was conducted during the municipality’s general meetings regarding the request.
The KSCA will soon initiate the work toward the construction of the cricket stadium
Puttur MLA Sanjeeva Matandoor said that the stadium equipped with modern facilities will encourage budding cricketers in the district.