Mysuru: During the University of Mysore Sports Committee meeting held at the Department of Physical Education on July 14 under the chairmanship of Vice Chancellor (In-charge) Dayanand Mane, a decision was taken to bring more pressure on the KSCA which allegedly has not followed the MoU which they had signed over Gangothri Glades Ground which is now called as Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar Ground. While signing MoU, UoM alleges that KSCA had assured to pay the varsity some percentage of gate collection money for each KPL match played at Gangothri Glades Ground.
Dayanand Mane and Bharathi, Registrar of UoM said, “According to the MoU, KSCA should pay some percentage for every KPL match which is played at Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar Ground. But according to our authorities, they have not paid any money for the KPL matches which were played at Gangothri Glades ground. During the forthcoming syndicate meeting we will also take a decision to take the ground under our control. Apart from this, we will also take a decision to not give Maharaja Cricket Ground to KSCA or revise the MoU.”
Speaking to Newskarnataka, Sudhakar Rai, Chairman, Mysore zone, KSCA said, “If there is such MoU, definitely KSOU will pay. But Rs 1 Lakh as claimed by UoM is too much. The investment by KSCA on this ground is too huge. But still we will bring this to the notice of KSCA, Bengaluru.”
Good news for University of Mysore sports persons:
During the meeting, a decision was also taken to enhance dearness allowance for those taking part in the inter university competitions from Rs 200 to Rs 300.
During the hour-long meeting, P Krishnaiah, Director (In-charge), Department of Physical Education presented the budget of Department of Physical Education for Sport Activities for the year 2016-17. Budget was also proposed for the year 2017-18. Last year, the department got Rs 81 Lakh funds, while this year as the university will be conducting All India inter university Kho-Kho for men and south zone inter university Kho-Kho for women, Rs 35 Lakh more has been proposed.
Dayanand Mane and Bharathi, who are very much interested in providing better facilities for University of Mysore sports persons took up various issues including enhancing dearness allowance, providing cash award to those who excel in south zone inter university competition which was not there earlier, appointment of coaches and physical education directors. The committee took decision to appoint coaches for different sporting events including tennis, football, gymnastics, badminton, Kho-Kho, Kabbadi, wrestling, volleyball, football and swimming and conduct regular coaching classes in the University of Mysore sports complex. For all the four PG centres of UoM that is for Chamarajanagar, Hassan, Mandya and Mysuru, a decision was also taken to appoint Assistant Director of Physical Education. Bharathi also called upon Krishnaiah to conduct self defence classes including Karate.
To everyone’s surprise, Bharathi accompanied by Syndicate member M S S Kumar and Krishnaiah inspected the sports ground at UoM.