GCA is all set to make Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium the biggest cricket stadium in the world
The Gujrat Cricket Association is all set to make the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium the biggest cricket stadium in the world. In order to make a stadium like Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) – a dream of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi – GCA is working very hard. After the make over the stadium will be the biggest cricket stadium, GCA vice president Parimal Nathwani and Joint secretary Mr Jay Shah said.
The design, construction plan and estimates will be decided and unanimously approved by the executive committee of the Gujrat Cricket Association today, they said. When the stadium will be unveiled in coming years then it will be international standard stadium having 1,00,000 capacity.
The demolition work of the current stadium has started today morning with religious ritual. It used to have six stands which can accommodate 54,000 spectators. But, GCA, considering the huge rush of local cricket lovers during the international matches, wants to renovate it.
GCA vice president Nathwani said they had decided to increase the seating capacity to more than one lakh. He also promised that all modern facilities and amenities for players and spectators will be available as the construction finished.
Joint secretary Jay Shah said that the construction of the new stadium will take nearly two years, starting from the day of the groundbreaking ceremony. He also said, in the new stadium number AC boxes, hospitality and parking facilities will be increased.
This iconic stadium is the witness of some historic moments such as Sunil Gavaskar became the first batsman in the history of Test cricket to score 10000 runs.
Kapil Dev broke the Richard Hadlee’s record by taking a 432th wicket and became the world highest wicket taker and Sachin Tendulkar’s scored his first double hundred. The first Test match was played in this stadium in November 1983 India and West Indies.