After 3 decades, Sunil Gavaskar returns unused land in Mumbai | off the field


MUMBAI (Reuters) – Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has returned government land he was given in Mumbai 33 years ago to set up a cricket academy, an official with Maharashtra housing agency MHADA said on Wednesday. .
State Housing Minister Jitendra Awhad last year expressed his dissatisfaction that Gavaskar was not using the land in Bandra suburb, where a cricket academy was proposed, even after 30 years of attribution.
Gavaskar has now returned the land to the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) after the latter’s eight-month deliberations and meetings with partners in the state’s ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi, the official said.
Awhad also confirmed that Gavaskar had written a letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, informing him that he could not set up a cricket academy on the Bandra ground which had been allocated to him years ago.
Earlier, Gavaskar and batting legend Sachin Tendulkar had approached Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray with a plan to develop the academy, but it didn’t materialize.
The MHADA, which depends on the ministry of Awhad, had asked Gavaskar to return the unused land.

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