Mangaluru,June 21, 2015 : B. Ramanath Rai, minister in-charge of Dakshina Kannada and Minister for Forests, Environment and Ecology, stated to media soon after a meeting June 20 Saturday that decision on the eight-acre land at Bondel to be allotted to Dakshina Kannada Cricket Association (DKCA) or Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) will be taken in two weeks. he said that the land could be developed into a ground as players didn’t have a suitable practice ground.
A DKCA representative told the meeting that it would not be possible to build a stadium. A KSCA representative, seeking allotment of the land to it, said DKCA was not an association practically but just a cricket club. Staking its claim to the stadium, the DKCA representative said 42 clubs with 800 members were are attached to it, whereas KSCA in the district had only six clubs attached to it. There was no consensus, the minister ended the meeting stating that the government would take a decision. He said the cost of development of the land would have to be borne by the association and the government would not fund it.