Mon. May 17th, 2021
Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium

In a surprising announcement, the newly constructed world’s largest cricket stadium Motera has been renamed Narendra Modi Stadium today during the inauguration ceremony. President Ram Nath Kovind himself inaugurated the venue which will witness the much-anticipated pink-ball test match between India and England. The news of renaming the stadium was confirmed by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who was also the guest of honor for the said ceremony. Shah said that it was Modi’s vision and dream, during his term as Gujarat Chief Minister, to build the world’s largest cricket stadium in Ahmadabad.
“Government aims to make Ahmadabad as the sports city of India”, Shah said in a statement
Amit Shah revealed that Modi used to say that Gujarat must progress in the field of sports and armed forces. “As CM, he used to say Gujarati’s must also progress in 2 fields – sports and armed forces. He took charge of my request and promoted sports here. His vision was that the world’s largest cricket stadium be built here. This 1,32,000-seater stadium will be known as Narendra Modi Stadium’, Shah said while announcing the change of Motera Stadium. Shah also announced that a sports complex will be built in Naranpura which will make Ahmadabad a ‘sports city of India’.
The historical pink-ball test match between India and England starts today at Motera Stadium
Earlier in the day, India’s President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife performed Bhumi Pujan of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave in Motera. Union Minister Amit Shah, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, and Gujarat Deputy CM Nitin Patel were also present on this occasion. Sports Minister Rijiju also lauded the state-of-the-art facilities at the newly constructed Motera Stadium. He said that this is a proud moment not only for cricket but for the whole country. He further stated that besides being the biggest cricket stadium, it is also one of the most modern stadiums in the world. BCCI President Saurav Ganguly, too, lauded the facilities and infrastructure of the Motera Stadium. Cricket fans across the globe have been eagerly waiting for the pink ball test match which is starting today itself. The 4-Match Test Series is currently tied at 1-1. Let’s see who wins this test match at the world’s largest cricket stadium.

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