US President Donald Trump to not inaugurate the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad

"It was just speculation and assumption," a senior official overseeing the developments of Trump's visit said.

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Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad is set to become the world’s largest stadium when it will be inaugurated. It was earlier reported that the visiting US President Donald Trump will be inaugurating the stadium next week. However, if the latest developments are to be believed, Trump will not be doing the honours.

Trump is all set to be on a two-day visit to India and a senior official in Delhi who is overseeing the developments cleared that there was no such announcement made ever. He also went on to claim that only assumptions were made about the same and Trump was never going to inaugurate the stadium.

“We have never announced that US President Donald Trump was to inaugurate the stadium. It was just speculation and assumption that he is going to inaugurate Motera. It was never an announcement,” the official told Ahmedabad Mirror. Moreover, the PMO official has blamed the media for speculating things.

Trump will visit Motera but not inaugurate

Ahmedabad Mirror also confirmed that Donald Trump will visit the Motera Stadium during his two-day stay in India but will not be inaugurating it. Rather, the inauguration ceremony was not even in the schedule and not even the cricketers have been invited which was being speculated earlier.

“That Prez Trump would inaugurate this Indian stadium was just an assumption. It has not been on the schedule. No cricketers have been invited for the Motera event because it is not a cricket event,” a senior Bureaucrat in Delhi said. The sources, however, have confirmed that there will be a grand inauguration ceremony of the world’s largest stadium but an Indian will inaugurate it and not any foreigner as it is the country’s pride.

A PMO source has also said that India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Trump will be visiting the stadium and are likely to take a victory lap in an open vehicle in the presence of a jam-packed stadium.

Even as there is no idea on who will be invited for the opening ceremony of the Motera stadium, the venue has been shortlisted to host the day-night Test match between India and England next year. The decision was taken during the BCCI’s apex council meeting on Sunday which was also attended by the board President Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah.