Nadeem Memon, Maiden Secretary of the Mumbai Cricket Association and former curator of Wankhede Stadium is worried that the oath-taking ceremony of the new BJP-led government which is going to be held on 31st October in Wankhede, will spoil the ground and undo the years of hard work that was put in to bring the stadium up to international standards.

Memon quoted:

My only issue is, why is an international ground being used for a swearing-in ceremony when other options are available? They can do it at MMRDA ground in Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC).

What if the ground is damaged? It’s very difficult to make an international-level ground and Wankhede has never been used for political purposes before. Why now? Why are politicians hell-bent on organizing it here?” He questioned.

Wankhede‘s turf has been laid upon sand, and keeping chairs and sofas on it will lead to small craters being formed on the ground. Repairing them would take a lot of time. 

To prevent this, Nadeem Memon has made it sure that he’ll try to convince the Governor to shift the function somewhere else. 

He said:

I will request the Governor not to hold the function here, and, instead ask him to take it somewhere else. Wankhede has a capacity of 35,000 and Chowpatty can accommodate nearly 1 lakh. Why not go there?


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