World’s largest cricket stadium: The world’s largest cricket stadium in under construction in Ahmedabad.
Adding to their wealth of cricket stadiums in the country, India are all set to receive the world’s largest cricket stadium. Being built in Ahmedabad, the stadium will be the second international stadium in the city.
The work on the same commenced in January 2017 with work on it still in process. It is worth mentioning that the stadium will be built with a budget of INR 700 crore. The ground is spread over approximately 63 acres of land.
Other than the playing area, the colossal stadium will comprise of three practice grounds, an indoor cricket academy, an Olympic-size swimming pool and a Clubhouse.
Apart from the state-of-the-art facilities, the stadium will host a capacity of 1,10,000, more than the current capacity of (Melbourne Cricket Ground).
While there had been updates of the same in the past, the work on the stadium came into limelight after Parimal Nathwani, Vice President of the GCA (Gujarat Cricket Association), posted an official update on his Twitter handle.
“The construction work is going on in full swing as per the schedule and we expect the stadium to be ready within the stipulated time period. The stadium will add one more attraction to Ahmedabad,” Nathwani was quoted as saying.
World’s Largest Cricket Stadium, larger than #Melbourne, is under construction at #Motera in #Ahmedabad,#Gujarat. Once completed the dream project of #GujaratCricketAssociation will become pride of entire India. Sharing glimpses of construction work under way. @BCCI @ICC #cricket pic.twitter.com/WbeoCXNqRJ
— Parimal Nathwani (@mpparimal) January 6, 2019
There hasn’t been any official update regarding the date when the stadium will come into working. However, it is believed that it will be ready by the end of 2019.
While fans will eagerly wait for the stadium to host its first match, it will be interesting to not how many matches will it get for the ICC Champions Trophy 2021 and ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
Read some of the Twitter reactions on the same below:
Hopefully all the stands have a roof and good bucket seats throughout the stadium and not just concentrated to accomodate 1lakh+ people!
— Chandler Bing (@SarcasmChamp) January 6, 2019
Ahmedabad has a population of 8.5 million (6th biggest in India), growing by 250K a year, so the new stadium’s capacity of 110,000 is justified. The previous 54,000 capacity Sardar Patel Motera Stadium was demolished in 2015. It was a venue for test and ODI cricket historically.
— Paul Grech (@Gecks69) January 6, 2019
Here are some more glimpse.
— Subodh Agarwal🏏 (@SubodhAgarwal1) January 6, 2019
— Syed Rizvi (@SyedRiz46367215) January 6, 2019
The man behind Parimal Nathwani in the 4th pic is Jay Shah, Secretary of GCA. Just for some information.
And yes, I don’t go for a morning walk. 😂😂😂
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