The Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) inducted five new members during the association's managing committee meeting on Thursday.
The association president and Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) former secretary Sanjay Jagdale said that the five new members iare Nirbhay Bakhliwal of Gwalior, Shivsingh Bhati of Mandsaur, Shyam Dubey of Indore (from administrative general category) and Vaman Jagtap and Raju Risodkar (from umpires and players category).
The meeting was attended by the association's chairman Jyotiraditya Scindia, who discussed various issues including development of the sport and infrastructure with the members.
Scindia later said that on the sidelines of the induction most the discussions revolved around the state teams’ performances in different tournaments.
The association president Jagdale said that the association is looking for over-all development of cricket in the state and for this MPCA is going to open regional sub-centres across the state to groom budding cricketers from all 10-divisions in Madhya Pradesh.
"A new centre is going to start from April-May at Jabalpur and talented young cricketers from across the state will get an opportunity to hone their skills. We have already completed a talent hunt in the tribal areas of the state in this regard," Jagdale said.
About setting up of new stadiums in the state, Jagdale said that the association's priority is to provide good infrastructure to develop the game.
When asked about Team India's current performance in the ongoing ICC World Cup, Scindia lauded the men in blues' performance.