Now World’s Largest Cricket Stadium Named Narendra Modi Stadium

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Ahmedabad, February 24, 2021: President Ram Nath Kovind today inaugurated the world’s largest cricket stadium, which will now be named after the country’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. This stadium can accommodate one lakh ten thousand spectators.

The President inaugurated the stadium in the presence of several special guests, including Home Minister Amit Shah and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju. The third match of the four-match Test series between India and England is going to start here shortly. It will be a day-night test match. The team will also play the last match of the series here. The match is also very special for Team India’s fast bowler Ishant Sharma, as he will play his 100th Test match today.

The President also attended the commencement of constructing the sports complex at the stadium o. It will be named Sardar Patel Sports Complex and will have sports facilities like football, hockey, basketball, kabaddi, boxing. Spread over 63 acres of the campus, the stadium has an audience capacity of one lakh 10 thousand, and Rs 800 crore has been spent on it. Earlier, the Melbourne Cricket Ground was the largest stadium with an audience capacity of 90000.

At the inauguration, Sports Minister Rijiju said that we used to dream of the biggest stadium in India as a child, and now it is not my pleasure to see it completed as a Sports Minister. The India and England players who have been practising here for the last few days have also praised the ground. It has a drainage system that will take only 30 minutes to drain the water after the rain. The LED light has been fixed along with the roof’s perimeter. Due to this, there will be no shadow on switching on the lights. It is the only cricket stadium which has four dressing rooms. There is a cricket academy, indoor practice pitches, and grounds for two separate practices.

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