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PM laid the Foundation Stone of the International Cricket Stadium in Varanasi

Utkarsh Classes 23-09-2023
PM laid the Foundation Stone of the International Cricket Stadium in Varanasi Uttar Pradesh 5 min read

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, laid the foundation stone of the International Cricket Stadium in Varanasi today. The modern international cricket stadium will be developed in Ganjari, Rajatalab, Varanasi at about Rs 450 crores and spread over 30 acres. 

Key Highlights

The Prime Minister noted the significance of the venue, which is at the intersection of the route to Mata Vindhyavasini and its proximity with the village Motikot, the place from which Raj Narain ji hailed. 

  • The Prime Minister highlighted that the design of the International stadium dedicated to Lord Mahadev has instilled a feeling of pride among the citizens of Kashi. 
  • He said that the stadium would witness great cricket matches while the young athletes would get to train at a stadium with international standards. 
  • He informed that under the new National Education Policy, sports is treated as a proper subject rather than an extracurricular activity. First National Sports University was established in Manipur. 
  • He also said that in Uttar Pradesh, thousands of crore rupees are being spent to expand sports infrastructure. He mentioned the expansion of a sports college in Gorakhpur and the establishment of Major Dhyan Chand University in Meerut. 

About International Cricket Stadium in Varanasi 

The international cricket stadium in Varanasi will be a step towards realizing the Prime Minister’s vision to develop modern world-class sports infrastructure. 

  • The modern international cricket stadium will be developed in Ganjari, Rajatalab, Varanasi at about Rs 450 crores and spread over 30 acres. 
  • The thematic architecture of this stadium draws inspiration from Lord Shiva, with designs developed for crescent-shaped roof covers, trident-shaped lights, ghat steps-based seating, and Bilvipatra-shaped metallic sheets on the facade. The stadium will have a capacity of 30,000 spectators.

Ground Name

City

Arun Jaitley Stadium

New Delhi

Assam Cricket Association Stadium

Guwahati

Barabati Stadium

Cuttack

Barkatullah Khan Stadium

Jodhpur

Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium

Lucknow

Brabourne Stadium

Mumbai

Captain Roop Singh Stadium

Gwalior

Dr DY Patil Sports Academy

Mumbai

Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium

Visakhapatnam

Eden Gardens

Kolkata

Gandhi Sports Complex Ground

Amritsar

Gandhi Stadium

Jalandhar

Greater Noida Cricket Stadium

Greater Noida

Green Park

Kanpur

Greenfield International Stadium

Thiruvananthapuram

Gymkhana Ground

Mumbai

Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium

Dharamsala

Holkar Cricket Stadium

Indore

Indira Gandhi Stadium

Vijayawada

Indira Priyadarshini Stadium

Visakhapatnam

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

New Delhi

JSCA International Stadium Complex

Ranchi

K. D. Singh 'Babu' Stadium

Lucknow

Keenan Stadium

Jamshedpur

Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium

Hyderabad

M. Chinnaswamy Stadium

Bengaluru

MA Chidambaram Stadium

Chennai

Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground

Rajkot

Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium

Pune

Moin-ul-Haq Stadium

Patna

Moti Bagh Stadium

Baroda

Nahar Singh Stadium

Faridabad

Narendra Modi Stadium

Ahmedabad

Punjab Cricket Association Stadium

Chandigarh

Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium

Dehradun

Reliance Stadium

Baroda

Sardar Vallabhai Patel Stadium

Ahmedabad

Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium

Rajkot

Sawai Mansingh Stadium

Jaipur

Sector 16 Stadium

Chandigarh

Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium

Raipur

Sher-i-Kashmir Stadium

Srinagar

Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground (old)

Nagpur

Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium

Nagpur

Wankhede Stadium

Mumbai

 

 

 

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