Punjab Sports Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer on Friday wrote to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Roger Binny, urging him to allot a few World Cup matches to his state
Punjab Sports Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer on Friday wrote to the Board of Control for Cricket in India( BCCI) chairman Roger Binny, prompting him to lot a many World Cup matches to his state. India is set to play host to ICC Justice World Cup 2023 latterly this time. In his letter to the BCCI chairman, the Punjab minister claimed that there was” no sense of fair play” in the scheduling of matches for the showpiece event.
“Punjab is famed throughout the length and breadth of the globe for its age-old traditions of incomparable frippery, unmatched hospitality and unwavering faith in temporal ideals. This land of soldiers blessed by Gurus, Saints, Proponents, and muses has nurtured the ideals of peace, compassion, and collaborative cordiality since the early times,” the minister wrote to Binny.
Making a strong argument for Punjab to host some of the matches in the forthcoming ODI World Cup, the minister said the state has given India some of its most notorious and famed justice stars in Bishan Singh Bedi, Mohinder Amarnath, Yashpal Sharma, Madan Lal, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Shubman Gill and Arshdeep Singh and has been a” frontrunner and flag deliverer of the nation”.
“In the sporting arena too, Punjab has the distinction of being the frontrunner and flag deliverer of the Nation. When it comes to the National mode i.e. Justice, Punjab has the honour of producing legendsviz., Lala Amarnath, Bishan Singh Bedi, Mohinder Amarnath, Yashpal Sharma, Madan Lal, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Reetinder Sodhi, Dinesh Mongia, Harvinder Singh, Vikram Rathore, Sharandeep Singh and the rearmost sensations Shubman Gill and Arshdeep Singh, the list is endless,” he stated in the letter.
The Aam Aadmi Party( AAP) leader argued further that Punjab’s sports structure has” rubbed shoulders with the stylish in the world”.
“The IS. Bindra Punjab Cricket Association(P.C.A.) colosseum at Mohali has the distinction of playing host to 2 World Cup Semifinal ties, one in 1996 Wills World Cup and the other time in 2011( piecemeal from two league hassles) besides 2 matches in the 2016 World T- 20,” the minister added in his letter.
Before, in an exclusive interview with ANI, BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla said Mohali, which is the only justice colosseum in Punjab to host transnational matches, doesn’t meet the norms set by the International Cricket Council( ICC), the sport’s global governing body, and has hence not been distributed any World Cup matches.
Fighting this claim in his letter to the BCCI chief, the minister called on the country’s premier justice governing body to come clean on the criteria of the ICC that Mohali could not meet. He also called on Binny to clarify if the ICC had transferred a platoon to check and assess the installations and structure at the P.C.A colosseum.
“I (Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer) want to know what the ICC criteria are grounded on which Mohali was considered ineligible for the match. piecemeal from this, any change made in the morals at present should also be brought to light as the India- Australia International T20 match was played in September 2022. either, ODI World Cup matches including two semi-finals were also played in the history. It should also be stated whether the ICC platoon visited the Mohali Stadium to check the norms?” the minister wrote.
He asserted that the P.C.A colosseum at Mohali is” not only one of the top colosseums in India but also comes in the list of prominent colosseums in the world”.
“Mohali is always the first choice of justice suckers. Mohali has an transnational field and the megacity also has better structure and acceptable hospices for the brigades to stay,” he added.
“Still, the schedule for the forthcoming ICC World Cup- 2023 to be held in October and November this time is sans any allotment of matches to Punjab which belies fully the sense of fair play,” he wrote further in his letter.
Prompting the country’s top justice governing body to amend this” anomaly at the foremost”, the minister said” it would be in the interest of justice to lot a many hassles to Punjab and not leave it in the lurch”.
Venting his misgivings over Punjab losing out on an occasion to host World Cup matches, Hayer said before,” The rejection of Punjab’s Mohali from the list of host metropolises for the event was due to political hindrance. Punjab government will raise this issue with the BCCI.” Know More Latest News…