India, Aug. 13 -- Satish Uchil, general secretary and spokesperson of Maharashtra Athletics Association (MAA), shares his view on the state athletics championship 2019.

There are numerous districts in Pune with synthetic tracks. Why was this tournament kept on a mud track in Sangli?

We expect a little over thousand children to participate in the tournament. To accommodate that big a number, we will require a stadium like Balewadi, but it is unavailable on those dates. The tournament can't be carried out on any other track in Pune due to lack of proper equipment and facilities. At the Pune university track, too, they have so many restrictions. If the event shifts to Ratnagiri, we will face another challenge as there will be no arrangemen...