The Motera stadium which is internet hosting the third and fourth Test of the four-match Test collection between India and England noticed Indian president Ram Nath Kovind formally inaugurate the enduring venue on Wednesday earlier than the beginning of the day-night Test.
President Ram Nath Kovind, on Wednesday (February 24), additionally renamed the Motera Stadium as Narendra Modi stadium.
Gujarat: President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates Narendra Modi Stadium, the world’s largest cricket stadium, at Motera in Ahmedabad
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, and BCCI Secretary Jay Shah additionally current pic.twitter.com/PtHWjrIeeH
— ANI (@ANI) February 24, 2021
The President carried out ‘bhumi pujan’ whereas inaugurating the newly revamped Motera Stadium. Home Minister Amit Shah, BCCI secretary Jay Shah and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju have been additionally current on the inauguration ceremony of the world’s largest cricket stadium.
Amit Shah mentioned, “Coupled with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave & Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera, a sports complex will also be built in Naranpura. These 3 will be equipped to host any international sports event. Ahmedabad to be known as the ‘sports city’ of India,” ANI reported.
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, who underwent angioplasty final month, was unable to be part of the inauguration ceremony. He, nonetheless, took to social media and wrote, “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”.
Will miss being on the stadium right this moment ..what an effort it should have been to create this ..pink check was our dream and it’s going be the 2nd one in india.hope to see full stands like final time. Under the management of Honble Prime minister @narendramodi Amit Shah @AmitShah .. pic.twitter.com/za7vdYHTN0
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) February 24, 2021
The event will see the 1,10,000 capability Motera Stadium being half-filled and now, over 50,000 individuals are anticipated to grace the pink-ball Test after getting permission to have 50% attendance amid COVID-19 protocols.
The Motera stadium is unfold over 63 acres and has a complete of 76 company bins, an Olympic-level swimming pool, an indoor academy, 4 dressing rooms for athletes, and meals courts.