0 Andhra Cricket Association asks groundsmen to get future-ready

Andhra Cricket Association general secretary Ch. Arun Kumar has said the groundsmen of cricket stadiums should update their knowledge and skills in the changing scenario.

Speaking at the inaugural session of a two-day workshop on ACA groundsmen at ACA-VDCA Stadium here, he said it was a continuous process to prepare grounds, wickets, pitch with latest technology and scientific knowledge.

"For the past two decades we have been conducting seminars, workshops frequently for the operating staff of the association to enable them to acquire latest knowledge on their respective fields," he added.

Mr. Arun said the association was having more than one ground in each district and was operating four academies to train young players. "Therefore, we want to develop the skills and knowledge of the ground staff who play an important role in the development the game of cricket," he said.

He said preparation of wickets and maintaining them throughout the year was made easy with the latest technology and all that was needed was a little interest and dedication from the groundsmen. "ACA groundsmen work for 365 days for the upkeep of the grounds. We are proud that in any given time they can make the entire ground ready for a national and international match within a week. They are pillars of the game and they play a vital role in popularising the game among the spectators and help association generate big money." He also said that ACA was conducting such seminars, workshops for other technical staff.

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