Chennai got its second modern floodlit cricket ground at Ayanavaram on Saturday. The new facility has been set up by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF). Currently, Chepauk is the only cricket ground with floodlights, the New Indian Express quoted an ICF official as saying. The modern flood lit cricket ground with two viewers’ galleries has been built at the South East corner of ICF East Colony opposite RPF barracks.
The facility was inaugurated by Metropolitan Transport Corporation Vigilance DGP S R Jangid, on Saturday. The inauguration took place in the presence of renowned cricketer V V Kumar and officials.
ICF developed the facility in partnership with M/s. Seichem Technologies Pvt Ltd., who will take up the maintenance and development of the ground for the next 10 years on lease. The inauguration was followed by a friendly cricket match between ICF Officers’ team and ICF staff team.ICF General Manager S Mani interacted with the reporters during the inaugural event and told that the coach manufacturing unit is focusing on developing the sports skills of its employees and their wards, and had already developed sporting facilities such as basketball, volleyball and football grounds, kabaddi, tennis and badminton play fields across ICF premises. “We are planning to set up a world class hockey ground exclusively with astro turf,” The New Indian Express quoted him as saying.
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