Sardar Patel Cricket Stadium In Motera Renamed Narendra Modi StadiumThe Motera stadium, the most important cricket stadium within the world, was inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind, and was renamed the Narendra Modi Stadium.
Sardar Patel Cricket Stadium In Motera Renamed Narendra Modi Stadium
Motera cricket stadium was renamed as Narendra Modi stadium on Wednesday.
The Sardar Patel Stadium has been renamed to the Narendra Modi StadiumPresident Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the stadium in AhmedabadIt will host its 1st international match starting today since renovation.
President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the newly revamped Motera cricket stadium in Ahmedabad, which has been renamed the Narendra Modi Stadium, on Wednesday. Home Minister Amit Shah and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, along side the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah, were also present at the event. The Narendra Modi Stadium — the most important cricket ground within the world with a capacity of 1,10,000 — will host its first international match on Wednesday, when India will combat England within the Day-Night Test. The stadium are going to be a neighborhood of the planned Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave within the city.
“This stadium was conceptualised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he was Chief Minister of Gujarat. He was president of the Gujarat Cricket Association at that point ,” President Kovind said in his address after the inauguration.
“This stadium is an example of eco-friendly development,” he added.
“Coupled with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave and Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera, a sports complex also will be inbuilt Naranpura. These three are going to be equipped to host any international sports event,” Home Minister Amit Shah said at the event.
“Ahmedabad are going to be referred to as the ‘sports city’ of India,” he added.
“Olympic Games also can be held here,” Amit Shah said about the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave.
“Not only for cricket but it’s a proud moment for India. Besides being the most important cricket stadium, it’s also one among the foremost modern stadiums within the world,” Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said earlier.
“As children, we wont 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 said.
The stadium held the knockout stages of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy earlier this year.
The stadium is now set to host seven international matches in quick succession.
The Narendra Modi Stadium will host the third and fourth Tests between India and England also because the entirety of the five-match T20I series between the 2 sides.