BCCI to help MPs stay fit

Updated: 16 May 2008 16:33 IST

BCCI has granted Rs 1.5 cr for building a sophisticated gymnasium at the Constitution Club, which is an exclusive club for MPs.

New Delhi:

After allocating a corpus of Rs 50 crore for training Olympic medal aspirants, the cash-rich cricket board has now turned its attention on keeping the countries Members of Parliament (MPs) physically fit.

The BCCI has granted Rs 1.5 crore for building a sophisticated gymnasium at the Constitution Club, which is an exclusive club for MPs.

The MPs had sought help from the BCCI for the new project.

"The MPs had sought BCCI's help for setting up a gym at the Constitution Club. The BCCI President Sharad Pawar has acceded to their request and has sanctioned Rs 1.5 crore for the purpose," BCCI Vice President Rajiv Shukla. Who is a MP himself, said.

"This will help the MPs ton keep themselves fit and we are happy to be able to help in this regard," he said.

The cheque will be formally handed over to the Club officials later on Friday.

Topics : Cricket
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