Tamil Nadu government hikes grant for Chennai Open

In a bid to popularise tennis in the state, Tamil Nadu government today sanctioned an additional Rs 1 crore for organising the Chennai Open scheduled here later this month.

Updated: December 07, 2012 15:56 IST
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Chennai: In a bid to popularise tennis in the state, Tamil Nadu government today sanctioned an additional Rs 1 crore for organising the Chennai Open scheduled here later this month.

A cheque for Rs 2 crore was presented to the Tamil Nadu Tennis Association (TNTA) President M A Alagappan by Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, a government release said.

The state government hiked its grant to Rs 2 crore this year based on a request from the TNTA.

The tournament will be held from December 31 to January 6.

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