The recently renovated Motera cricket stadium in Ahmedabad, which has been renamed Narendra Modi Stadium, was set up by President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday. The ground, previously known as Sardar Patel Stadium, and much more commonly known as Motera Stadium, was changed after the Prime Minister. He was also previously the head of the Cricket Association of Gujarat.
Also seen at the event were Home Minister Amit Shah and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, and Secretary Jay Shah of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). On Wednesday, Narendra Modi Stadium, the biggest cricket ground in the country, will host its first international game.
This is when India will play against England in the Day-Night Test. The stadium is going to be a part of the planned Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave.
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“This stadium was conceptualized by Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he was Chief Minister of Gujarat. He was president of the Gujarat Cricket Association at that time”. After the inauguration, President Kovind said in his address.
“This stadium is an example of eco-friendly development,” he further added.
“1,32,000 people can sit and watch cricket here at the Narendra Modi Stadium which has been inaugurated by the President. This will be the world’s biggest sports stadium”. Amit Shah said.
“Coupled with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave and Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera, a sports complex will also be built-in Naranpura. These three will be equipped to host any international sports event”. he added.
“Ahmedabad will be known as the ‘sports city‘ of India,” he further added.
“Not just for cricket but it’s a proud moment for India. Besides being the largest cricket stadium, it’s also one of the most modern stadiums in the world,” Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said previously.
“As children, we used to dream about the world’s largest stadium in India. And now as sports minister, my happiness knows no bounds that this has finally happened,” he had also told.
The ground housed the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy knockout rounds previously this year.
In fast succession, the stadium is now expected to stage seven international matches. The Narendra Modi Stadium, and also the entire five-match T20I series between both sides, will host the third and fourth tests between India and England.