The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Melbourne is currently the biggest cricket ground in the world with over a seating capacity of 1 lakh. But Now BCCI and Gujarat Cricket Association are preparing a new stadium in Gujarat with over a seating capacity of 1.1 Lakh. The stadium name is Sardar Patel Stadium that is stabilizing in Ahmadabad. More than 90percent of work of this stadium has completed, and the whole work will be completed in 2020. Sardar Patel Stadium will become the world largest cricket stadium after the work is completed.
The stadium has been estimated with construction costs of over INR 700 crores, and the work is expected to be finalized in January 2020.
The first match of this new stadium will be played between World XI versus India, and it may happen next year.
Earlier, Speaking to TOI, Union home minister Amit Shah said: “This project is the vision of our Prime Minister. It was his dream that Gujarat, and India, should have world-class infrastructure in cricket, a game that generates a billion inspirations across the country. We are happy with the way work has progressed and the way the stadium is coming up.”
Rajya Sabha MP and GCA vice-president Parimal Nathwani, who oversaw the construction, said, “At first the idea was to put the stadium up for renovation. A good 30 years had passed, and it was time to redo the existing infrastructure. We made a presentation and took it to our (then) president Modi (who was GCA president until 2013), but he had a different vision. It was his idea that we should bring down the entire structure and start once again from scratch. His only suggestion was that whatever we do, it should be on a big scale and be one of the best in the world. That’s how we began envisaging the project back then (2013 onwards).”