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Can't Wait To See: Sourav Ganguly Reacts As BCCI Shares Bird's Eye View Of Motera Stadium

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Along With President Trump Will Inaugurate The Sardar Patel Stadium In Motera In Ahmedabad.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Victor Dasgupta | Updated on: 19 Feb 2020, 05:00:06 PM

Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad's Motera (Photo Credit: Twitter: BCCI)

New Delhi:

The Sardar Patel Stadium at Ahmedabad's Motera has now become a latest talking point across the sporting arena. The stadium will be the largest of all time in terms of capacity beating even the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), which holds 1,00,024 people in it. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday took to Twitter and shared a bird view images of the stadium. To this, the BCCI President Sourav Ganguly responded, barely concealing his excitement to seeing the brand-new cricket ground. "Lovely to see such a massive, pretty stadium .. Ahmedabad .. have great memories in this ground as a player, captain ..grew up at Eden with hundred thousand capacity .. (not any more).. can’t wait to see this on 24th."

While responding to BCCI's tweet, the BCCI president went down to memory lanes when he used to play in the Eden Gardens which used to have a capacity of over 1 Lakhs from 1987-2011. The stadium later was revamped, and the capacity was capped at 66,000.

Some Important Facts About Motera Stadium:

  • The Gujarat Cricket Association owned stadium was previously inaugurated in 1982 with a capacity of 49,000.
  • The Stadium was later demolished to make it bigger and equipped with modern facilities.
  • The capacity has been increased to 1,10,000 plus and covers an area of 63 acres.
  • The Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) is preparing 11 pitches with both red and black soil — they will either be bouncy, spin-friendly or a mix of both.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with President Trump will inaugurate the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera in Ahmedabad. The association is gearing up to make the event a grand success. The Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) has invited a plethora of top cricketers for the ceremony next Monday (February 24).

Names like Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Gujarat Ranji captain Parthiv Patel and Ganguly himself are expected to attend.

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First Published : 19 Feb 2020, 04:58:16 PM