The world’s largest cricket stadium, Motera in Ahmedabad, with a capacity to host 1.10 lakh fans, is preparing to host its first ever match next March between Asia XI and World XI, according to a report in the Indian Express. The match is subject to ICC’s nod, and still haven’t been approved.
“There will be Asia XI vs World XI game but it will be subject to ICC’s approval,” Ganguly confirmed to The Indian Express on Sunday after the AGM.
The new stadium can now host more than double the spectators, from what it could host earlier. It will also be spread over 63 acres. To go with that there’ll be a club house, and an Olympic size pool. Other features of the stadium are that it will have LED lights instead of the normal flood lights and will be earthquake proof.
The stadium will also have an indoor cricket academy and three practice grounds for the players. The stadium’s construction began in January 2017.
The Sardar Patel Stadium has witnessed a host of Indian records in the past. It was here that Sunil Gavaskar had become the first man to go past 10,000 Test runs. Also Kapil Dev went past Richard Hadlee’s record of 431 wickets.