Punjab CM offers 20 acres land to Yuvraj for sports academy

May 03, 2012, 06:28 IST | IANS

The Punjab government yesterday offered to allot 20 acres of land near Chandigarh to star cricketer Yuvraj Singh for setting up a world-class sports academy.

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal made the offer to the cricketer, who is recovering from treatment of a rare germ cell cancer.

Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh, accompanied by his mother, Shabnam Singh, met Badal at his residence yesterday morning. After enquiring about his health, Badal wished him a speedy recovery.

Badal made the offer for land for a sports academy following a proposal by Yuvraj Singh to impart training to budding players in cricket, hockey, golf and tennis.
The chief minister asked his principal secretary to finalize modalities for the allotment of the land. 

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