SHILLONG, Nov 30: Mawphlang legislator and president of the Shillong Sports Association (SSA), S. K. Sunn has expressed concern that the Shillong Recreation Ground Trust (SRGT) is constructing a commercial structure at the plot of land lying between the PWD road and first ground of the SSA.
In a letter written to State Sports Minister, Banteidor Lyngdoh, the SSA president said that the SSA opposes (construction of commercial structure) which mars the sporting atmosphere of the sporting complex.
Sunn said that though the land is leased to SRGT by State government for its upkeep, the SSA has been custodian of the football grounds within Polo ground for more than hundred years.
“Meanwhile, it is also learnt that the terms of the lease of the land to SRGT is over and have not been renewed and as it stands land belongs to State government. Hence this objection to construction of commercial structure by SRGT,” Sunn said.
The SSA ground has been the home ground for the State’s I-League teams like – Shillong Lajong FC, Rangdajied FC and Wahingdoh FC.
The SSA ground also conducts various leagues of the SSA.