CHENNAI : The Centre for Sports Science at Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research will be opening a new hockey turf at its premises in Porur here on October 29.
Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju will inaugurate the new facility along with chancellor of the university VR Venkataachalam.
Former India hockey captain V Baskaran, who is the director of the Trucoach CSS-Baskaran Centre for Hockey that will maintain the turf, was happy with the initiative.
“I am very happy that CSS will have a new FIH standard astro turf for hockey. It is the first of its kind for an university to have such a world class facility. It will help both Indian and foreign players to a great extent,” said Baskaran.