MCA officials meet BMC to resolve maidan issues
Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) officials had a fruitful meeting with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) commissioner Sitaram Kunte and Mumbai Mayor Sunil Prabhu at the BMC headquarters yesterday over the state of maidans. Yuva Sena president Aditya Thackeray initiated the meeting.
MCA officials met the BMC chief and Mayor to find solutions to issues like poor drainage facilities, maintenance and security, hawkers, drinking water for players and restriction of entry to people who are under the influence of drugs. “We are very hopeful of maidan issues to be solved after this meeting,” Ravi Savant, MCA treasurer said.
“The meeting was positive. They (BMC) have said they will look into the issues at Shivaji Park and Dadkar maidan (Matunga). But three main hubs — Azad, Cross and Oval — do not come under the BMC. So, we need to meet the state government for poor drainage there,” he added.
Savant, however, does not think the drainage issues would be solved before the premier monsoon tournament Dr HD Kanga League begins on August 5. “Drainage systems need to be relaid at the Dadkar maidan. “For Azad, Cross and Oval, we need to get in touch with the state government’s agency. So, all this will take some time,” he said.