The matches are going to begin at the world’s largest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad. India and England will play 2 Tests and five T20 matches next year at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Cricket Stadium in Motera. For this, the Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) has started preparations.
BCCI Secretary Jai Shah inaugurates Indoor Cricket Academy
Jai Shah inaugurated the Gujarat Cricket Association’s Indoor Academy on Thursday. During this, he said that the Motera Stadium will witness the Pink Ball Test against England. Jai Shah also threw the ball to former cricketer Parthiv Patel during the academy’s inauguration.
The GCA has established this indoor cricket academy at a cost of Rs 40 lakh, so that players can perform better in future. There are 4 different types of wickets in this academy. These wickets are designed keeping in mind the fast bowlers and spinners.
England’s tour of India will begin on February 5
The first Test between India and England will begin on 5 February. At the same time, the third Test match starting from 24 February will be played at the new Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad. This test match will be day-night. Whereas, the fourth Test will also be played in this stadium. With this, all 5 T20s against England will also be played at Motera Stadium.
Seating arrangement of more than 1 lakh people in Motera
Motera’s Sardar Vallabh bhai Patel Cricket Stadium has a seating capacity of one lakh 10 thousand spectators. According to a report in Ahmedabad Mirror, the Motera Stadium cost about Rs 800 crore. It has four locker rooms, which have been designed keeping in mind the double headers (two matches in a day) in the IPL. Apart from the main cricket ground, it also has 2 small cricket grounds. The stadium has a total of 11 cricket pitches.
3 thousand cars can be parked
The stadium has 75 corporate boxes and a corporate box has a capacity of 25 people. There is no shortage of parking in this stadium as well. Apart from 10,000 two wheelers, 3000 cars can be parked in this stadium. The stadium also has a club house consisting of 55 rooms. It also has indoor and outdoor sports facility, restaurants, Olympic size swimming pool, gym, party area.
Football, hockey academy is also arranged
This stadium not only provides cricket facilities but also has facilities for football, hockey, basketball, kabaddi, boxing, tennis, running track academy. The stadium was built in 1982, but now in a new avatar, this stadium is ready to host cricket again.