PANAJI: Goa Cricket Association (GCA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dharbandora Panchayat for nine years, which will see youngsters from and around the taluka, use the cricket facilities to the fullest extent, according to a press note issued by GCA.
GCA TO BUILD & MAINTAIN FACILITIES AT DHARBANDORA
“GCA will be building 2 turf pitches on the main ground and 2 cement pitches for the practice wickets. GCA will be entirely responsible for maintaining the ground and will also provide qualified coaching staff for the players of Dharbandora and surrounding areas. This is the first step in a long journey to take this beautiful game to every village and rural areas of Goa. I Congratulate the Dharbandora Panchayat as well as everyone who have helped us in procuring this ground and arrangement of agreement between two parties,” stated Phadke, adding that the state cricket governing body will maintain the facilities for the MoU period.
“Grassroots can be developed at the village level and by signing this MOU we are showing our intent of reaching to the grassroots. I thank the members of the Dharbandora VP for giving us the permission and promise the best from GCA ” said GCA president Suraj Lotlikar.
“Youngsters from Dhabandora and other areas faced problems when it came to playing cricket because they had to travel to far-off places like Margao, Mormugao or even Sanguem for games or coaching. Now that GCA has signed this agreement, the children will stand to benefit, ” asserted Paresh Phadte.
DHARBANDORA PANCHAYAT HAILS ‘GREAT DAY’
“We had a ground and no funds to maintain the ground. Our children needed a place to play and we thank GCA for coming forward not only to develop the ground but to maintain it and provide our children with all cricketing facilities. Today is a great day for not just the village of Dharbandora but all the youth of the village and surrounding areas,” said Dharbandora panch member Yeshwant Bandodkar.