Oath-Taking Function Will Spoil Wankhede, Says MCA Official

The new chief minister of Maharasthra will take the oath at the iconic Wankhede stadium but the political event will damage the cricket ground, feel Mumbai Cricket Association officials.

updated: October 28, 2014 09:53 IST
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Police officials inspect Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.


Mumbai: Why should an international cricket stadium be used for a political event when there are other grounds available? This is the question Nadeem Memon, maidan secretary of Mumbai Cricket Association and former curator of Wankhede Stadium, is posing to the BJP, after learning that the ground will be the venue for the oath-taking ceremony of the new BJP-led government.

The ceremony is tentatively slated for October 31, Friday, when the new chief minister of the state, along with his cabinet, shall be sworn in at the stadium. Memon contends that organising the function in the ground will undo years of toil and hard work that were put in to bring the stadium up to international standards.

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