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IPL money for infrastructure: Pataudi

According to MAK Pataudi, the money generated through the IPL will be used to improve cricketing infrastructure.
IANS | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2008 06:52 PM IST

The money generated through the Indian premier League will be used to improve cricketing infrastructure, former Indian captain MAK Pataudi said on Tuesday.

He said money will be used to improve infrastructure so that not only cricketers, but spectators too are able to take benefit of the improved facilities. "Both the players and spectators should get best facilities," Pataudi told reporters in Chandigarh.

Pataudi, who is a member of the Indian Premier League committee, will be inaugurating a two-day IPL seminar for the curators and turf managers at PCA stadium in Mohali tomorrow.

When told that rebel ICL's second edition of Twenty20 had failed to attract crowds, Pataudi said this would not be the case with IPL.

"Our event is on a much bigger scale and enjoys the backing of BCCI and ICC," he said.

Meanwhile, world famous curator from Adelaide Oval, Les Burdett, will be sharing his experience with the Indian curators particularly of eight city centres chosen by the franchisees for ICL inter-city tournament.

The seminar will be conducted by Chairman of BCCI's Ground and Pitches Committee, Daljit Singh and Burdett will support him with his rich experience of laying different kinds of wickets.

During the seminar the emphasis will be on to provide "sporting and lively pitches" to the IPL teams, BCCI Joint Secretary, M P Pandove, who is also PCA's secretary, said.

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