Cuttack, Aug 1: The Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) has decided to set up an international standard cricket academy by acquiring 20-40 acres of land. This was decided in the apex council meeting of the association on Friday.
Officials said that the proposed academy will set up either in Cuttack or Bhubaneswar will facilities such as practice wickets, swimming pool, rehab centre, gymnasium, match fields and residential complexes. Besides there will be two to three cricket fields in the proposed academy. The proposed academy will come up at an estimated cost of Rs 50 crore.
The OCA had also decided to renovate the Barabati Stadium. As per the renovation programme, galleries and other areas of the stadium will be repaired along with landscaping.