BCCI President Anurag Thakur inaugurates Mulapudu Cricket centre
The Board of Control Cricket in India (BCCI) President Anurag Thakur formally Inaugurated the Cricket Centre on the premises of Mulapadu Cricket stadium, Andhra Pradesh on 30th May 2016. The stadium with its greenery, wildlife surroundings has the potential to become a tourist hub and is apt for activities like trekking and mountaineering.
Mulapadu Cricket Centre:
- The Centre is Spread over 13-acres of land.
- Another 20 acres have been allotted for Parking.
- It was constructed at a cost of Rs. 7 crore.
- It has eight suites, twenty rooms, a gymnasium, a swimming pool and a conference hall.
- The Mulapadu Cricket Stadium is owned by the Krishna District Cricket Association (KDCA) and also two play-fields which were previously inaugurated by BCCI vice-president and Andhra Cricket Association (ACA) secretary ‘Gokaraju Gangaraju’.
- The stadium is surrounded by hills which can suitable for the promotion of activities like trekking and mountaineering.
- The place can be a major tourist spot is local residential people give the contribution of land.
- This centre is located in greenery and superb atmosphere.
Gokaraju Gangaraju had said that the hills surrounding the stadium would be apt for promotion of activities like trekking and mountaineering. If locals can contribute, the place can become a major tourist spot. “The presence of wildlife such as wild boars, peacocks, sambar (deer), wildcats and others can be a major tourist attraction,” he said.
Capital city to Mulapadu
Mr. Raju said the capital city was just 10 kilometres away across the river Krishna and a bridge in the future will bring prosperity to the area.
Andhra Cricket Association (ACA)
He said the aim of the ACA was to spruce up quality playfields in all the 13 districts under its jurisdiction. “The results are trickling in as the ACA has done well in eight age groups out of 10 in the all-India competitions this year.” Krishna District Cricket Association secretary Yella Rao said that a swimming pool with four-centimetre depth was spruced up which will be used to store water to maintain the greenery of the playfields. “Player can also cool their heels after a training session. We have laid seven wickets each on both the playfields and we have eight wickets including two astro turfs at the nets,” he added.
He said the Mulapadu stadium was the property of the KDCA and the major activities of the association will be held here in the future. “Soon we will buy buses to ferry players from Vijayawada. From May 10, we are staging an under-16 inter-district tournament to test the wickets and the playfield.”