The world’s biggest cricket stadium with a seating capacity of 1,10,000 which will be hosting the pink ball test between India and England from Wednesday, the Sardar Patel cricket stadium in Ahmedabad has been renamed as Narendra Modi Stadium.
Home Minister Amit Shah, BCCI secretary Jay Shah and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju were also present at the inauguration ceremony of the world’s largest cricket stadium.
President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the newly revamped Motera Stadium ahead of the start of the Day-Night Test between India and England with ‘bhumi pujan”.
“Will miss being at the stadium today ..what an effort it must have been to create this ..pink test was our dream and it’s going be the 2nd one in india”: Sourav Ganguly , the president of BCCI wrote on Twitter as he was not able to attend the ceremony and whou underwent two sets of angioplasty last month.
The first such test match was played at Eden Garden’s at Kolkata against Bangladesh and this is the only the second pink ball test match being played in India.
“We’re proud to have the biggest cricket stadium in the world. The infrastructure is very good and we’re all really excited to play here,” Virat Kohli had said in his press conference on Tuesday.
“Crowd presence does make a big difference. We feel the pressure too when we play abroad. Hoping for good support in the coming Tests,” Kohli had added.
Narendra Modi Stadium is the only stadium in the world with 11 centre pitches on the main ground. It also has 6 indoor pitches with bowling machines and 4 dressing rooms.
By Manoshi Dhar