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PRESIDENT INAUGURATES WORLD'S LARGEST CRICKET STADIUM AT MOTERA IN AHMEDABAD; RENAMED AS 'NARENDRA MODI STADIUM'

PRESIDENT INAUGURATES WORLD'S LARGEST CRICKET STADIUM AT MOTERA IN AHMEDABAD; RENAMED AS 'NARENDRA MODI STADIUM'

Context

President Ram Nath Kovind today inaugurated the newly constructed world’s largest Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium at Motera in Ahmedabad.

Details

  • He also laid the foundation stone of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave at the newly-built Cricket Stadium.
  • The Narendra Modi Stadium, previously known as the Motera Stadium, is a cricket stadium situated inside Sardar Patel Sports Enclave in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
  • As of 2020, it is the largest cricket stadium in the world and the second-largest stadium overall, with a seating capacity of 1,32,000 spectators.
  • It is owned by the Gujarat Cricket Association and is a venue for Test, ODI, and T20I cricket matches.
  • The stadium was constructed in 1983 and was first renovated in 2006.
  • It has hosted matches during 1987, 1996, and 2011 Cricket World Cups.
  •  As of 2020, the stadium has hosted 12 Tests, 23 ODIs, and 1 T20Is matches.
  • The stadium hosted its first-ever Pink ball Test match on 24 February 2021 between India and England.

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