Javagal Srinath and Anil Kumble have voiced their objection to what they deem to be unnecessary expenditure that the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) intends to undertake.
But an angry Srinath expressed displeasure at the manner in which things unfolded at the meeting. “They didn’t even let us speak properly,” he said. The focus of their disagreement with the existing Managing Committee was a proposal to spend Rs. 75 crore on building clubhouses on the KSCA premises in Hubli, Belgaum, and Shimoga.
The proposal was eventually approved at the meeting, which was attended by nearly 300 members at the stormy Special General Body Meeting on Sunday.
“What is the logic of spending so much on clubhouses? This is a cricketing organisation; not a social club,” Srinath said. “They say the purpose of the clubhouse includes cricketing activity. What is the necessity, then, to have a bar? A canteen should be enough.”
The work on the cricket stadium in Auto Nagar Belgaum was started in 2007 by Karnataka Cricket Association. The work which was at a snails pace has now gathered momentum and is expected to end in early next year.
Source: The Hindu