Cricket fever grips in Gujarat – top cricketers to stay in Ahmedabad for a month
Adorned like a bride Motera, the world’s biggest stadium, matches the rhythm of cricket
Kohli-XI busy in net practice for third Test to crush England after winning second Test
The Voice of Chandigarh News
Entire Ahmedabad is now seen coloured with various shades of cricket. Cricketing fever is tightly gripping the city with top cricketers to stay in the city for almost a month. After winning the second Test, the joy of cricket is skyrocketing and people are waiting eagerly for one more glorious victory against England. The inauguration of the world’s biggest cricket stadium is another parallel attraction. Special arrangements have been made for the inauguration of the Motera Stadium by His Excellency the President of India, Mr. Ram Nath Kovind. President Mr. Ram NathKovind is on a two-day visit to Gujarat. After blessing the third graduation ceremony of Gujarat Central University in Gandhinagar., he will inaugurate the Motera Cricket Stadium before the start of the day-night test match. A special dome has been designed near the stadium for this purpose. In the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Minister of State for Sports Kiran Rijiju, Governor Acharya Devvrat and other dignitaries, the foundation stone for the new Sports Enclave will also be laid. From the Dome venue, the President will unveil this cricket venue by the virtual inauguration of the Motera Stadium.
The President will be apprised of the model of Sports Enclave, to be built side by side the Motera stadium. After that, the president will also visit – Hall of Fame in the stadium premises. It is noteworthy that in the Hall of Fame, photographs of famous cricketers from around the world are displayed. In addition, memories of all the matches played in Motera so far have been put together by pictures of about one hundred and fifty matches. The collection of autographed bats of all teams played in Moterain the 2011 World Cup is also impressively put-up.
President Mr. Ram Nath Kovind will later garland the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at the stadium and will also interact with the players of Indian and England cricket teams. With a capacity of 1.10 lakh spectators of the stadium, only 50% of tickets have been sold as per Corona guidelines. The match will be telecast live with around 30 high-tech cameras including a drone camera. Stadium officials today fine-tuned the last-minute preparations for huge lighting and camera set-up.
Various cameras such as main camera, strike zone camera, field camera, run out camera, hawk-eye camera are all equipped to capture all moments of excitement. Special arrangements have been made for tight security at Sabarmati and Gandhinagar including Motera Stadium.Everyone is now ready for tomorrow’s spectacular show of inauguration and testmatch as well.
Meanwhile, both India and England today looked busy in net practice. Motera’s pitch performance also remains an important subject for cricket analysts. During the day-night match, floodlights will mesmerize the spectators watching the game.