The Chepauk stadium in Chennai will host the first ODI between India and West Indies. West Indies team will travel India in Next month for a bilateral series. Three stands at Chepauk closed from last eight years; the stands are I, J and K. But now According to reports, the Chepauk Stadium will be going again a full house and these three stands will again open for spectators. The stands were closed by Chennai Municipal Corporation but Now the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association has submitted new lease documents to the corporation and is waiting for a green signal from their side.
“Earlier, the state revenue department was taking time in revising the amount for the lease rent and the time period. But after much deliberations, the lease period was decided to be 20 years rather than the erstwhile 99 years. The state department has asked for receipts from TNCA and several other sports bodies like the MCC and Madras Race Club,” a source told TOI.
After seeing the receipts, they are to decide on the lease rent. According to a Comptroller and Auditor General of India report, there were also issues about the pending rent of Rs 2,081 crore for the period between 2000-2016 from TNCA and Madras Cricket Club (MCC). But it seems that they have reached a settlement on that amount too as the dues were miscalculated because the property tax for a sports body is much less.”
“Once the corporation clears the documents, we will approach the High Court to get the order to demolish the gym. It shouldn’t be an issue and the gym can be brought down in a day,” added the source.