BCCI shares the bird’s eye view of Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, India
US President Donald Trump is set to inaugurate the stadium on February 24.
Updated - Feb 18, 2020 4:19 pm
The Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) decided to renovate the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad back in 2014. An ODI between India and Sri Lanka was the last international game played at the venue back in November 2014. Since then, the stadium is being renovated and is set to be inaugurated on Monday (February 24). The US President Donald Trump has been invited to inaugurate the stadium.
Meanwhile, the BCCI’s official Twitter handle has shared the bird’s eye view of the stadium and the picture is being liked by the fans. The ground is having the seating capacity of 110,000 and is set to become the world’s largest stadium. The icnoic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) holds the record at the moment.
Interestingly, the stadium was to host a T20I between Asia XI and World XI in March. But the fixture was cancelled later due to delay in construction. Meanwhile, the BCCI’s latest tweet has made the fans go gaga over the latest snap of the stadium. “#MoteraStadium Ahmedabad, India Seating capacity of more than 1,10,000 World’s largest #Cricket stadium,” the tweet read.
Here’s BCCI’s tweet:
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 18, 2020
Motera stadium set to host day-night Test between India and England
While no international game is yet scheduled to be played at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, the BCCI, in its recent apex council meeting in Delhi, has shortlisted the venue to host the day-night Test between India and England next year. Joe Root and his men are scheduled to visit the country from January to March in 2021 for the five Tests and might play in front of more than 1 lakh spectators in Ahmedabad.
Team India played its maiden day-night Test last year at home against Bangladesh and ended up thrashing the visitors. The BCCI has also agreed to play a Test match under the lights during their visit to Australia later this year. Meanwhile, all the eyes will be on the Motera Stadium which is set to be inaugurated next week. Reportedly, the GCA secretary Ashok Brahmbhatt also confirmed that they will be spending tens of millions rupees during the event.