Sportspersons, especially cricketers have a reason to cheer, as they would get full benefits under the sports quota policy amended recently by the Punjab housing and urban development department.
With new policy, every scheme floated by Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) would have reservation for cricketers. This is for the first time, when cricketers would get reservation.
A meeting of Punjab housing and urban development department was held recently, in which it was decided to extend the benefit of reservation under the sports quota to cricket players.
Any person, who has represented himself/herself in international cricket matches, one day internationals and T-20 matches would be able to avail reservation under the sports policy in every scheme
that would be floated by Greater Mohali Area Development Authority.
Apart from this, sportspersons, who have won in Olympics, World Cup and Asian Games as well as mountaineers who have climbed Mount Everest, would be given preference while allotting properties by the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority.
This would be followed by sportspersons, who secure first three positions in the Commonwealth Games, Afro Asian Games and Asian Games.
As per the policy, a player has to be a resident of Punjab. The sportsperson applying should not have property/house in the district or should not have availed benefits under schemes launched by the government.