Motera stadium renamed as ‘Narendra Modi Stadium’
President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday inaugurated the newly-built Motera Stadium which was renamed the Narendra Modi Stadium ahead of the pink-ball Test between India and England.
New Delhi: Refurbished Sardar Patel stadium in Ahmedabad has been renamed after PM as Narendra Modi stadium. President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the world’s largest cricket stadium — the revamped Sardar Patel stadium in Ahmedabad today.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, and BCCI Secretary Jay Shah was also present.
The Motera is now the world’s largest cricket stadium with a capacity of 1,32,000 spectators. While most cricket grounds are built round in shape, the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad is oval.
And the reason behind that is to ensure that the size of the boundary remains the same irrespective of the pitch on which a match is being played. There are a total of 11 pitches on the ground — six are of red soil and five of black soil.
Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) official had explained how the oval shape of the Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium makes it unique.