Motera, the world’s largest cricket stadium in India, has been renamed after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Indian President Ram Nath Kavand has inaugurated the Motera Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
It may be recalled that earlier the largest cricket stadium in the world was Melbourne Cricket Stadium with a seating capacity of one lakh spectators. While Narendra Modi Stadium has a capacity of one lakh ten thousand spectators.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvart, Sports Minister Kiran Rejeju and BCCI secretary, and Amit Shah’s son Shah were present on the occasion.
Earlier this Motera Stadium was named Sardar Patel Stadium but now it has been changed to Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium. But there is a heated debate about it on social media. And Narendra Modi Stadium is also trending along with Motera Cricket Stadium. ۔
The third match of the four-match Test series between India and England will be played at the same stadium. This is a day-night match and is being played with a pink ball.
The stadium has a capacity of 110,000 spectators. However, the coronavirus epidemic will allow 55,000 people to enter the stadium during the test match. The Narendra Modi Stadium was demolished in 2015 and rebuilt.
Remember that before that the largest cricket stadium in the world was Melbourne Cricket Stadium with a seating capacity of one lakh spectators.
Players from India and England have been posting pictures of the stadium on social media and praising the stadium’s new facilities.
The Motera stadium is spread over an area of 63 acres with four entrances. It has several dressing rooms, indoor and outdoor pitches. In addition, there is a large hall for the accommodation of players, which can accommodate 40 players at a time. Accommodation for coaches, physiotherapists, and trainers is separate.
Eight billion Indian rupees have been spent on the construction of this stadium. Prior to the reconstruction, which began in 2015, the stadium had a capacity of 54,000 spectators.
The stadium is designed so that the pitch can be viewed from all sides without any hindrance. While a modern drainage system has been built which will help the ground to dry quickly in case of rain and will reduce the risk of matches being canceled.
President Ram Nath Kavand on the occasion said that India is called the ‘Power House of Cricket‘ or the ‘Hub of Cricket’. Therefore, it is appropriate that the largest cricket stadium in the world is now in our country.
On the occasion, Home Minister Amit Shah said that a sports complex would be set up at Sardar Vallabhbhai Sports Enclave. And Narendra Modi Stadium as well as Naranpura. All three stadiums will be able to host any international sports event. Ahmedabad will be called the ‘Sports City‘ of India.